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What Happens When the Storm Damage to Your Ohio Home Is Not Dealt With?

9/6/2021 (Permalink)

If your home is damaged by a storm, it is not wise to let it go for long periods of time—or any time. It’s best to act immediately. Here’s why…

The most common damage storms wreak on homes is water-related. And when water damage goes unchecked, bad things happen. For example, if left unchecked, water damage can weaken the entire structure of your roof leading to not only leaks but even collapse. 

When water seeps behind your siding, it can not only rot the siding but also rot the walls of your home, which can weaken the integrity of your home. 

If water damage is bad enough, it can even weaken your home’s foundation. Water can sneak into cracks, and when it freezes in the winter, can split your foundation. Over time, the split can become wider and less stable. 

And, of course, whenever you talk about water damage, mold is never far behind. In the right conditions, mold can start growing and spreading in just 48 hours after water damage occurs. The mold spores are difficult to treat, and they can be deadly. The tiny spores can become airborne and can get into your and your family’s and pets’ lungs. 

If your home is damaged during a storm, and you notice any water damage or moisture, act quickly and fix the problem before it grows. If the problem has already progressed, call SERVPRO of Portage County, and we clean up the mess and fix the damage.  

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