Water Damage

Have you recently experienced water damage and are considering restoration and mold remediation in your home? You can count on Richmond VA Mold Removal Experts to do this job for you. We’ve been providing top-quality service to Richmond’s residential community for many years. We are committed to providing you long-lasting results at an affordable price. We respond quickly to your calls and complete our work accurately. So don’t hesitate to contact us so we can repair your water damage and prevent mold growth from spreading to your home or business.

Does Water Damage Get Worse Over Time?

Mold growth is a concern after water damage occurs, since it can spread rapidly, further damaging your property and putting you and your family’s health at risk. That’s why scheduling mold remediation and water damage restoration together will ease your concerns in no time.

If you fail to recognize signs of water damage, most likely it will cause serious problems in your home. Water damage not only spreads, it can also cause mold growth, which is unsafe for your home and your health. So you need to deal with this issue by calling a professional as soon as you discover it.

Can You Get Sick From Water Damage?

In any structure in your house, water damage may lead to a host of illnesses over time if left un-remediated. Health problems such as allergic reactions may occur as a result of irritant effects. In an environment where water damage has occurred, one can get sick from prolonged exposure.

What are Signs of Water Damage?

Here are the following signs to watch for to help you recognize if any water damage is happening in your home: 

Presence of sounds

Water damage cannot only be seen but also heard in your property. It may be heard as leaking, rushing water, or creaking floorboards. Although some of these sounds are the same as a functioning plumbing system, try to identify if they have changed over time.

Observe for any smell

If you smell a moldy odor accompanied by dampness, your home most likely has water damage.

Water puddles or pool

Any sign of leaking or dripping can leave puddles of water. If it comes back after you clean it, then you might have seepage that can lead to water damage.

Coldness

Do you find your home hard to heat? If the problem persists, then this could be a sign that dampness is affecting your walls. Dampness means your home could be having water damage.

Mold

The presence of mold is an obvious indication that you’re experiencing too much moisture in some parts of your home and you need to deal with it as soon as you find it to prevent it from spreading further. 

Discoloration

Another sign of water damage is discoloration. Streaks of water running down the sides of your house are fairly distinctive and may indicate that your gutters are overflowing.

Do Plumbers Fix Water Damage?

It’s not always easy to tell if there is water damage in your home. Consider yourself lucky if you find a leaky pipe or fixture since you can prevent more water damage by calling a plumber as soon as possible. Serious water damage can result when leaks occur inside your walls, and if you do not have well-built and well-sealed toilets. When problems like these go undetected for long periods of time, water damage is inevitable.

Why Do I Hear Dripping in My Wall?

Hearing dripping sounds inside your wall doesn’t always mean you have a leak somewhere. It may come from a number of factors, and one of them is a running faucet. When you turn off the faucet after using it, water drains along the pipes behind the walls and can be heard dripping. 

Another reason could be due to a clogged pipe. Water running down slowly comes from partially blocked pipes which also can be heard as dripping sounds behind your walls.

Below-freezing temperatures may also cause dripping noises in your walls. Frosted pipes often crack and drip, resulting in water trickling inside your walls.

Is Water Damage Covered By Homeowners Insurance?

If a leak occurs unexpectedly and unintentionally, homeowners insurance may cover water damage. However, it doesn’t cover any damage that results from poor maintenance or flood-related problems. Here are the following situations when water damage is covered by homeowners insurance:

  • Rain or snow storm
  • Burst pipes, frozen plumbing, accidental overflow
  • Water damage caused by extinguishing a fire
  • Leaking roof (but only covers the home’s interior)
  • Vandalism
  • Mold 

Can You Just Paint Over Water Damage?

Water damage can be painted over provided that the drywall is not sagging or damaged. Before painting it over, repair the areas where you see water stains. After the repair,  make sure you use an extremely pigmented paint that prevents stains from reappearing through the paint.

How much does it Cost to Dry Out Water Damage?

If you’re a homeowner who wants to consider water damage restoration, keep in mind that the average cost is between $1,000 to $4,000 and all costs depend on a number of factors that includes:

  • Type of water 
  • Extent of water damage
  • Size of the area
  • Any additional restoration projects

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