Although we live in a desert, poor city planning and natural canals created by desert gulches leaves homes prone to flooding. Even though deserts receive less than ten inches of water a year, occasionally a flux of water will pour in unexpectedly, causing torrents to overrun the landscape. If your home sustains water damage, you can expect a decrease in the value of your property unless you consult a qualified professional to help ameliorate the damage.
One of the biggest threats proposed by flooding is the development of mold. Flood water usually carries a multitude of pathogens, creating a breeding ground for mold. Mold spores can spread harmful pathogens throughout the house, challenging the occupant’s health and the value of the property. It is important to hire a valued professional to help repair water damage, eliminate the threat of mold, and remedy any structural deficiencies that may have occurred as a result of the flood. Mold can be an insidious, tiresome foe which should never be underestimated or taken lightly.
Sometimes, floods cause damage beyond the immediate threat of the flood. Often they can rupture piping, leading to insidious water damage and mold threats. Neglected areas of the house like basements or laundry rooms can experience a pipe leak as a result of the flood, causing mold. If allowed to spread, not only will the air supply for your house become irreparably damaged, but it will also slowly deplete the foundation of your home. Only full service technicians with experience in water damage should handle serious matters such as the formation of mold, or flood damage. You wouldn’t skimp on a dentist, so why would you do the same for a plumber.