Hazards of Delayed Water Damage Cleanup
Posted in Flood & Water Damage, on April 28, 2022
Whether it’s a leaking pipe or a sewage backup, water damage can be sudden but sometimes it’s slow. As a result, it can be easy to push water damage cleanup to the back burner until you have time on your schedule. But waiting to solve your water damage woes can be hazardous, so it’s essential for water damage restoration in Toronto to occur as soon as possible.
When it comes to water damage cleanup, Canada’s Restoration Services can respond within 45 minutes of contacting us. We’re experienced with water damage caused by sewage backups, floods and everyday water leaks. Speaking from experience, we can confidently say that the faster you consult with us about water damage restoration in Toronto, the sooner and more effectively we can salvage your items and reduce the hazards around your home.
Waiting for water damage cleanup in Toronto can cause more harm and risk in many ways, read on to learn what you can avoid with quick water damage cleanup services.
Within 24 hours of a water damage incident, big or small, mold can begin to grow and spread. Toxic spores released into the air by mold can reach various corners of your home, leading to a nasty mold outbreak. Dealing with a mold outbreak is one thing, but falling ill due to mold exposure is another issue. On top of that, mold can damage and eat away at your home’s insulation, wood, fabrics and more.
Water damage can devastate whole levels and spaces of your home if not immediately addressed. It can take just minutes for water to seep into your carpets and rot them. Wood furniture left in water for 24 hours can cause the structures to swell, crack, and rot. And it doesn’t take long for any metal equipment to corrode and rust during prolonged water exposure. Then there’s the issue of long-lasting water damage: musty odor.
Any electrical wiring that is loose and exposed in an area where there is water damage is a hazard to health and safety. When you choose to delay such an issue, you leave yourself vulnerable to danger. Electrical applications submerged and lost to water damage are most likely non-salvageable. Most of the time, these appliances or items aren’t cheap. Not only are you losing out on a lot of money, but they’re hazards in themselves, especially if they are plugged in.
The water from a natural flood or a sewage backup that breaches your home is most likely contaminated with bacteria and even feces. If you delay this type of water cleanup, you risk the spread of biohazards throughout your home. Exposure to such water can lead to severe illnesses and even infections. If you act quick, you may be able to salvage a few items from contamination. But the longer you wait, the more items become contaminated with toxic bacteria.
Water Damage Restoration
At Canada’s Restoration Services, we take a comprehensive approach to each unique water damage scenario. But the result is always the same: quick, reliable and complete restoration. The faster you call us, the faster we can restore your space and prevent further damages from occurring.
Contact an expert at Canada’s Restoration Services now to learn how we can help you navigate water damage cleanup!