Is There Water Damage in My Beverly Hills, FL, Ductwork?

You need water every day in your life for cooking, laundry, drinking and bathing. While you may need water, one place that water should not be is in your air ducts. Below, we’ll discuss how water gets into your Beverly Hills, FL, home and how it can cause damage.

How Does Water Get Into Air Ducts?

There are a few ways that water can find its way into your air ducts. While you can expect some condensation in your air conditioning system, too much causes water to build up and could go into the air ducts. Ruptured pipes and a leaky roof are a few more causes to watch out for as not only are they a headache to deal with but they cause other problems.

Structural Damage

Even though condensation may find its way into the air ducts of your HVAC system, that doesn’t mean it stays there. Moisture buildup in the ductwork becomes the source of water damage to your walls, your ceilings, carpets, furniture and even your roof. This causes the wood in your home to rot and decay, which compromises the structural integrity of your home.

Damages Insulation

Not only does moisture buildup damage the structure of your home, but it also damages insulation. Insulation helps to keep your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter, reducing your energy bills. The weight of the moisture compresses the insulation, which causes bigger gaps where the insulation used to be.

Mold Growth

One of the more concerning consequences of moisture buildup in the home is that it provides the perfect breeding ground for mold, mildew and other things that affect your home’s structure, indoor air quality and health. Mold spores spread throughout your home and affect those with allergies, asthma and other respiratory conditions.

Don’t sit idly by while moisture slowly makes your home unlivable. We know how quickly water can damage your home, and we do everything we can to mitigate water and mold damage. Contact ServiceMaster Restore today to ask about our water damage and mold remediation services.

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