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What Are the Common Effects of Water Damage on a Home?


In our previous post, we looked at how the recent Southern California rains may have damaged your home. Today, we’re going to look deeper into the general effects of water damage in a house, going beyond the exterior of the home to look at what kind of damage flooding can inflict. Water damage is both varied and insidious, which is why it’s a difficult task to recover from it. It’s not a job you can do on your own—you must have a professional and licensed water restoration company in Orange County handle the extensive recovery process.

We’ve worked with all types of home restoration projects in the OC for more than fifty years. We understand all the ways water can damage a home and the ways they can be fixed and remediated. Below we’ll look at the most common effects that can come from water damage and how we can remedy and alleviate them. We’re here to help you reclaim a safe and secure living environment.

Structural Damage

Water damage can compromise the structural integrity of your home, leading to significant issues if it’s not addressed promptly. Signs of structural damage include sagging ceilings, bowing walls, and a weakened foundation. Our team can prioritize the long-term stability of your home, ensuring that it remains safe and secure.

Warped Walls and Flooring

The effects of water damage extend to your walls and flooring materials, causing warping and deterioration. Warped walls and flooring not only compromise the aesthetics of your home but can also lead to further issues if left unattended. 

Mold and Bacteria Growth

Water damage creates a breeding ground for mold and bacteria, posing significant health risks to occupants. Identifying and remedying these issues promptly is crucial. We’re licensed and trained to handle mold and bacteria remediation.


Unpleasant odors are a common side effect of water damage, often indicating the presence of mold, mildew, or stagnant water. We use special deodorization methods designed to neutralize and eliminate odors at their source, providing a breath of fresh air for your home.


Water damage can lead to electrical problems and hazards, posing a significant safety risk. Issues such as short circuits and electrical fires may arise if not addressed promptly. We have the expertise to identify and mitigate electrical hazards during the restoration process, prioritizing the safety of your home and its occupants.

Loss of Personal Belongings

Experiencing the loss of personal belongings due to water damage can be emotionally distressing. Our dedicated team is committed to helping you recover sentimental and valuable possessions, alleviating the stress associated with such losses.

Black Water Contamination

Black water, characterized by severe contamination, presents a heightened risk during water damage incidents. Immediate action is essential to prevent health hazards and further damage. We use advanced techniques to safely handle and restore properties affected by black water, ensuring a thorough and effective restoration process.

Pest Infestations

Water damage can attract pests and rodents, creating additional challenges for homeowners. Our comprehensive approach to water damage restoration includes addressing pest-related issues during the restoration process, safeguarding your home against unwanted visitors.

For comprehensive home restoration services you can rely on, contact Jarvis Restoration today! 

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