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The Initial Signs of Water Damage Can be Just the Beginning in Yankton, SD

July 11th, 2017 · No Comments

If there’s one thing you learn from this blog, remember this: water damage never corrects itself. If you’re a homeowner and you’ve been ignoring the telltale signs of water damage in your Yankton, SD home, you can be setting yourself up for major damage reconstruction. If you see the following signs, the time to act is now:

  • Obvious white or dark stains near a water source
  • Spots on the ceiling where rain may have come in the attic
  • Water damage around window sills
  • Puddles in your basement
  • “Spongy” walls, floors, or under the sink

When water damage initially occurs, you’ll see the signs cosmetically first. What can be lurking underneath that ugly stain, however, is the real problem. Water continues to wreak damage if not properly remediated. If you think a little dampness isn’t a big deal, consider all the implications for your home if you don’t have a water damage specialist check it out.

Mold. Mold doesn’t need much encouragement to grow. Give it a little water and some organic food matter (wood, drywall, paper, etc.) and it’s on its way to forming colonies all over your home. Mold can grow on virtually any surface, and once it invades your home, it’s difficult to remove. Right now, during the warm and humid summer months, it can grow within hours and start damaging your home and the health of your family. Where there’s mold there’s often other nasty allergens and pathogens which can, at the very least, make you miserable, and at their worst, make you extremely ill.

Insects. We probably don’t even have to say it, but if you hate mosquitos outside, you certainly don’t want them breeding in your home. Even a small amount of water in your home can be a place where mosquitos lay their eggs and breed. This adds another unpleasant layer to water damage remediation, and one we’re sure you want to avoid.

When you notice water damage, contact us quickly.  We’re here to help you with your Yankton, SD home with a licensed technician fast, 24/7/365. Contact us via our web form, or call us at (605) 665-7080.

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