Water tends to be one of the most damaging factors in a storm-damaged home. Shingles and siding can be replaced, broken windows can be fixed and a fresh coat of paint can help things look new. Yet when you add water to the equation, even most the most seemingly minor physical repairs can become complicated.
Water is the universal solvent. This means it can infiltrate nearly any porous material causing degradation to things like drywall, woodwork, and furniture. Worse still, wet materials that aren’t dried out immediately can also become an all too inviting breeding ground for potentially dangerous mold spores.
While flooding is one of the most obvious causes of water damage, many less-noticeable things can cause water damage in your home or water to buildup in your basement.