Our hearts and prayers go out to all Texans suffering through the unprecedented winter weather crisis of 2021.
This historic weather has left millions of Texans without power, dealing with frigid temperatures, and costly flood damage to their properties. In just the Dallas – Fort Worth area alone, millions upon millions of gallons of water have leaked from busted water pipes and the upcoming thaw is expected to make things worse.
Impacts of the 2021 Texas Winter Weather Crisis
We understand that you may be going through a difficult time right now, but try to remember… you’re not alone. There may be millions of Dallas – Fort Worth residents having a tough time, but there’s millions more who want to help. Here are just a handful of problems homeowners in the Dallas – Fort Worth area are dealing with:
- Freezing Temperatures
- Rolling Blackouts
- Busted or Broken Water Pipes
- Freezing Fire Sprinkler Systems
- Interior and Exterior Ice Buildup
How Does Flooding or Water Damage Affect My Home’s Value?
Let’s get down to it. Flooding and water damage does decrease the value of your Dallas – Fort Worth area home. Water damage can have an immediate effect on your home’s value as well as the long-term effects if not dealt with promptly and properly by a professional. The decrease in your home’s value is due to structural damage, foundational issues, and mold from water damage.
The structural damage will severely compromise your walls, floors, ceilings, and crawl spaces. Be sure to complete a thorough inspection of your home, looking for signs of rotting wood, sagging beams, cracks in walls, and broken electrical fixtures.
Most of the foundational issues are either irreversible or very expensive, especially if you have a basement. Keep in mind the longer that the foundation damage exists, the worse it could get and more expensive it will be to get repaired. Identify these issues immediately and contact a disaster restoration company for help.
Mold will start to appear in areas of stagnant water, usually in the walls or carpet. Mold is not only harmful to your health, but can soften the materials in your home, causing long term damage to the drywall, studs, and insulation. Mold feeds on the wood and drywall and spreads into other materials. If you experienced flooding of any kind during these harsh winter months, it’s important to have your home inspected for mold immediately.
How Do I Get Help with Flood Damage in Texas?
Contact your Home Insurance Provider right away. They will advise on next steps and may be able to start a claim.
Contact a Water Restoration Service for help inspecting and repairing flood damage to your Dallas – Fort Worth home.
Contact a Disaster Restoration Company for help inspecting and repairing damage to walls, ceilings, kitchens, bathrooms, or flooring.
Contact a DFW Fast Home Buyers to sell your Dallas – Fort Worth area home and don’t worry about costly repairs.
How Can I Sell a Dallas – Fort Worth Home with Flood Damage?
Contact DFW Fast Home Buyers today. We are experienced home buyers in the Dallas – Fort Area and we’re here to help. In most cases, we can offer advice on what to do and may be able to buy your house quickly.