How To Create a Healthier Home by Preventing Water Damage in 2022
From plumbing leaks that explode to naturally rising floodwaters that creep in through doors and window cracks, there are many potential sources of water damage that can ruin your California home this holiday season.
Here’s How To Create a Healthier Home by Preventing Water Damage in 2022:
The Importance of Stopping Mold Growth Before It Begins
Most Americans don’t realize how easily mold growth can happen during the winter, and how little moisture it takes to start.
In most cases, California homeowners are not aware of mold growth until it has spread to multiple parts of the home and the signature smell of mold becomes evident in the air.
Just the presence of a small amount of moisture left unchecked can be enough for mold spores to grab on and begin growing.
A colony of mold can take hold and begin growing within just 48 hours of water damage occurring at your home or business. Once the mold has grown on a textile surface, there is little you can do without calling in professional mold removal crews.
Professional mold remediation must be done by skilled and trained professionals using the right equipment.
Identify Potential Causes Of Leaks To Create A Healthier Home
By identifying and removing potential sources of water leakage, you can prevent water damage.
Old appliances and worn-out plumbing are two of the most likely sources of water damage in the average California home.
Across the USA, there are hundreds of miles of pipes connected underground that transport sewage where it needs to go to be processed. As these pipes grow older and suffer wear and tear, the possibility of leaks or backups increases.
Having a plumber check your pipes regularly to make sure they are still in good condition can prevent these backups and leaks. A skilled plumber can use technology to identify cracks, loose joints, or roots growing into the pipes and fix these issues.
In extreme cases, the plumber can replace whole sections of your plumber to ensure that the equipment is up to standard.
Protect At-Risk Areas of your Home by Preventing Water Damage
Identifying and protecting the parts of the house that are most likely to flood during California rain season can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in property damage.
For those with a basement attached to the home, this is a good place to start looking for signs of moisture seeping in.
Studies have shown that almost 60% of existing basements in homes across the USA have a moisture problem, and this is especially troubling because the conditions in the lower level of homes are ideal for mold. If the moisture source is left untreated and never fixed, the mold growth can quickly spread in a cool, dark area.
Staying healthy by preventing water damage and related mold in the home can protect your family relationships and prolong your life expectancy.
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