Weathering the Storm and the Effects of Water Damage

water damage from stormMother Nature can be a beautiful thing, but it can also spell disaster for your home.

During the spring and summer, the Washington DC area is hit with an abundance of storms. These storms range from mild to severe. What many don’t realize is that it only takes a small amount of rain to wreak havoc on your home. An inch of rain can spell a world of disaster to your environment.

Consider this:

The rain starts coming down in a slight drizzle.

Over the next hour or two, that drizzle has turned into an inch or two of water in your attic.

For many, they don’t even realize the water has pooled in their attic.

Others figure it’s not that much water, so it will dry out on its own.

That couldn’t be farther from the truth.

Did you know it only takes a few drops of standing water to start forming mold? Imagine what that inch of water might do to your entire home if you ignore it and wait for it to dry up on its own. Water damage can not only affect the structural integrity of your home, but your overall health and well-being as well.

It’s because of that reason alone that you cannot ignore what is right there in front of you. There is no time like the present to take action. Just because you can’t see the mold right away doesn’t mean it isn’t forming. Within a matter of 24-48 hours, that mold can start taking over your environment and unleashing its spores into the air.

The toxic fumes are detrimental to your health, especially children and elderly individuals. Why would you want to wait until the problem spirals out of control to act?Even if you don’t think the problem is that bad, it only takes a few minutes to let a professional assess the damage to see whether you need to call in the troops or not.

If the water has damaged your roof, the inside of your home, or anywhere else, you can count on our water damage restoration experts at Triangle Legacy to step in and get to work on your home. Let us put our years of experience to work for you and your Washington DC home today.