Defined about Water Damage

Whatever the case, most people have witnessed water damage or met someone who had it, but few understood its impact on indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and health. I hope this page can help you understand a little bit more about a water damage indoor climate. Visit

Wikipedia Encyclopaedia defines water damage as’ a large number of potential losses caused by water intruding where it will allow destructive processes such as wood rotting, growth, steel rusting, de-laminating materials such as plywood, and many, many others to attack a material or system.

“The damage may be imperceptibly gradual and small, like water spots that would gradually mark a surface, or it may be sudden and devastating, like flooding. Water damage, however fast it occurs, is a very significant contributor to property loss.

Water damage can be caused by a number of causes such as drainage leaks, sewage flooding, vandalism, hail damage, clogged guttering, natural disasters, hydrostatic pressure, leaks or congested crawl spaces and attics, and many others. Whatever the cause, prompt, comprehensive attention should be provided to the situation to protect the health of everyone, the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), and the built-in.

The IICRC S500 goes on to state, “If elevated water activity and/or ERH (Equilibrium Relative Humidity) (from high relative humidity, leaks or floods) are permitted to occur for more than 24 hours, the high humidity condition changes the usual stable ecology of either a part of the indoor environment (a micro-environment such as a carpet or wallboard) or of the entire house.”You will want to repeat the procedure if there are areas that have been seriously damaged by water, or if your water emergency has impacted them heavily.