Water Damaged Indoor Environments

Posted by: | Posted on: December 22, 2020

As with the topic of mold, it seems that damage to water has become controversial and complicated. Maybe one person heard this and another that; this business is saying do this, while another says do that; or some people feel that after a water damage they have gotten ill, while others don’t. Either way, most individuals have either sustained water damage or have known someone who has, but few recognize its effect on the nature of the indoor environment (IEQ) and their health. I hope this page could help you understand a little more about a water damage’s indoor climate. If you would like to learn more about this, please check out Water Mold Fire Restoration of Philadelphia.
“Wikipedia Encyclopedia defines water damage as, “a large number of potential losses caused by water intrusion where destructive processes such as wood rotting, growth, steel rusting, de-laminating of materials such as plywood, and many, many others will allow attack of a material or system.
The damage, such as water spots that could eventually mar a surface, may be imperceptibly slow and minor, or may be immediate and devastating, such as floods. Water damage, however rapidly it happens, is a very significant contributor to property loss.
A variety of causes can cause water damage, such as leaking plumbing, sewage back-ups, vandalism, hail damage, clogged guttering, natural disasters, hydrostatic pressure, leaking or congested crawl spaces and attics, and many others. Regardless of the cause, the situation should be given prompt, thorough attention to protect the health of everyone, the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), and the bu bu bu