The Hazards of Water Damage

Whether from a leak, flood, or putting out a fire, many issues can result from water damage, such as destroyed belongings, microbial growth, and several health hazards—affecting not only your property, but your health, too! 

Below, we explain the severe effects of untreated water damage to your home or business, and why you should turn to Archuleta Restoration & Remodel in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and Santa Fe for quick, efficient water restoration and drying services! 

Severe Property Damage

From flooring and drywall to the building’s actual wood structure, every aspect of a property is susceptible to water damage. As it sits on or in surfaces, water can cause them to become weak, warped, brittle, and softened. Pipes that have leaked or dripped may become corroded and will need to be cut out and replaced. If water comes into contact with any electrical outlets or wiring, it could damage the entire system, calling for an immediate inspection and possible replacement. Elements that support the structure, such as bricks or concrete, may suffer water damage and therefore compromise the structure in its entirety. Lastly, as water seeps into flooring and walls, it leaves behind unsightly stains, and even worse, musty odors and mildew, which pose a serious threat to one’s health. 

Serious Health Concerns

Different types of water can contain different types of contaminants, such as dirt, toxins, chemicals, bacteria, and beyond. Water from a slow drip can be just as hazardous to your health as a significant flood, as the water from the pipe drip may contain chemicals and the water from the flood may contain dirt. Additionally, moisture from untreated water can attract a surplus of unwanted repercussions, including bugs—who look for moist areas to lay and hatch their eggs, fungus, mold, and mildew—all of which thrive in humid conditions and can cause respiratory infections, allergies, and other chronic conditions. 

24/7 Water Damage & Drying Services in New Mexico

If water damage does occur, quickly and efficiently repairing it is crucial to the well-being of your property and health. Archuleta Restoration & Remodel uses environmentally responsible methods and equipment for removing hazardous water, moisture, and debris from your home or business. Our team is trained and certified with the IICRC to ensure the safest, most effective practices are used for cleaning, disinfection, and restoration of your property. 

When you need Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and Santa Fe water damage and drying services, turn to the experts of Archuleta Restoration & Remodel, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year.