Water Damage and the effects on your home 

Recent drought monitoring news has informed us that the state of California has received nearly a full season's worth of rain and snow. With a wet season starting from October through April, Southern California's wet season is far from over. This is great news for us Californians; as we all know how much we need all that precious water. Unfortunately, the water can sometimes cause water damage to our homes causing many unnecessary headaches.

 

Water Damage is a Problem That Most Property Owners Dread

One of the most dreaded occurrences, in the eyes of property owners, is water damage. Water damage, whether it be caused by a plumbing issue or bad weather, it almost always results in a labor intense repair. It can cause damage to valuable things you own inside, as well as the property itself. Additionally, it can also cause an increase of mold growth which as well, results in a labor intensive repair. If you experience water damage, it’s in your best interest to hire a plumber who can take care of both the clean-up and repair process. Plumbers are trained and know exactly what they are doing.

 

What Causes Water Damage?

There are numerous reasons for water damage.

Some of which are:

 

  • Dishwasher plumbing issues

  • Cracks in the building creating an entry point for rain

  • Leaking roofs

  • Plumbing issues in general             

These are just some of the most common reasons for water

damage but regardless of the reason, to prevent the damage

becoming crucial, you must begin the clean-up process as

soon as possible. The more time that the water is left, the

more damage will be caused to your property.

 

Different Types of Water Damage

Before the repairs can be made, it is important to determine what type of water

damage has occurred.

 

The different types of water damage include:

Category 1 – Water damage with clean water which is not a health threat. This is typically appliance damage, e.g. blocked sinks which overflow.

​Category 2 – More commonly known as “grey water”, this type of water damage implies that the water is unhealthy for human contact. This is typically linked to toilet overflowing or sewage leakage.

Category 3 – This category is referred to as “black water”, one of the worst types of water damage. This water is unclean, full of bacteria, and will undoubtedly cause health issues.

 

Restoration

Restoration is very important. Once the repair is complete, the next step is for the restoration job to begin. At Laguna Painting we have successfully restored water damage on drywall, stucco, wood sidings, and ceilings. We always have the right approach for the type of water damage and use the best material for the job on hand, we can keep your property intact without going over your

budget.

 

Health

When it comes to your health, water damage can be very damaging to your health. At first, it might not seem it, however water damage promotes mold growth; depending on the form of mold, you may end up in the hospital. From coughing fits to breathing problems, mold is something you definitely do not want to have in your home. Furthermore, the longer that you are exposed to

mold, the worse the health issues can become.

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