Despite being one of the most critical necessities of the human life, water can cause irreparable damage to any property. Having potential to become catastrophic, creeping water can have a negative impact on the structural components of your property. You may be able to protect your loved ones and residential property only if you know the reasons and dangers associated with foundation water damage.
Most property owners are likely to ignore the risks of water damage linked with their own health. Penetrating water can result in mildew and mold which can make your home’s interior unsightly. Moreover, it can disturb your living atmosphere, thus making it unfit for your health. Constant inhalation or direct contact with mold can often result in various diseases, including lung disorders, cancers, issues of the immune system, and various other pathogenic problems. Young kids who are frequently exposed to mold can develop asthma in later life.
Mildew and mold, caused by creeping water, can instigate numerous allergic reactions. Vision problems, sinus, and unexplainable fatigue are a few long-term problems associated with these allergies. Also, damp furnishings and buildings encourage the growth of bacteria and micro-organisms.
Long-term dangers of water damage are never complete without discussing the structural integrity of a residential property. Leaking foundation and stained walls have full potential to devalue your property. They can even result in electrical hazards. Faulty electrical systems can cause severe injuries and great financial loss.
It is important to address the problem and take timely remedial steps to avoid long-term water-related risks. Stop the water penetration as quickly and efficiently as possible. Go for corrective solutions like sump pumps, french drains, or other long-lasting water protection methods. Reconstruct and revamp the affected areas to limit or avoid the possibility of the recurrence of water damage.
Have your water damage issues addressed and treated promptly to avoid any permanent damage to your health and property.
These tips are provided for information and prevention purposes only. They are general in nature, and Desjardins Insurance cannot be held liable for them. We recommend using caution and consulting an expert for comprehensive, tailored advice.
In Quebec, Desjardins Insurance refers to Desjardins General Insurance Inc. In Ontario and Alberta, Desjardins Insurance refers to Certas Direct Insurance Company, underwriter of automobile and property insurance.