While global warming is a hot topic at the moment and certainly a buzz word that has a lot of commentators concerned, the effects of water damage on the environment are rarely discussed. The fact of the matter is that our atmosphere is thick with smog and that this is causing the overall temperature of the planet to increase. Combine that with the fact that we are rapidly running out of natural resources and fossil fuels and you have a crisis on your hands and a lot of good reason to be energy efficient.
Global warming has a big impact too on the water damage restoration industry. Not only is global warming causing a lot of unexpected weather behavior but water damage is also contributing to a lot of wasted energy. Read on and we’ll look at how the effects of water damage and global warming are closely linked.
The Effects of Water Damage On The Environment
How Water Damage Wastes Energy
One of the effects of water damage is that it wastes energy in a number of ways. For starters, when water comes into contact with the walls or the roof of your home, it saps energy from the building and uses it to evaporate. If you have pools of water collecting anywhere, or if you have condensation in your home, this can, in turn, increase your heating bill to a large extent.
Ironically, many people actually cause water damage by trying to be energy efficient. Here, they will attempt to avoid using too much energy by keeping their heating on low even when it starts to get cold. While this might save a little energy in the short-run though, it actually causes cold to set into the walls. At a certain point, the walls in a building can reach what is known as the ‘dew point temperature’ where condensation becomes a problem and the cold becomes self-sustaining. This is a big issue as at this point the property can become almost impossible to heat. Now a large amount of heating will be required to get the property to a ‘warm’ point which ultimately will actually cost you heating. Furthermore, if it leads to water damage, then this, in turn, can result in a lot more expense both in terms of energy and money.
Energy Efficient Water Damage Restoration
Water damage restoration in itself is good for the environment and can help homes to become more energy efficient overall as well as reversing the negative effects of water damage that were previously plaguing homes. That said, it should also be practiced in an energy efficient manner and this may mean applying project management techniques to try and address large jobs in the most efficient way possible. When using equipment such as submersible pumps to remove large amounts of water, this should be done quickly and with highly effective tools to try and reduce the overheads.
Better yet, it’s best to avoid water damage overall. This means investing in insulation for properties, it means keeping the heating on even when it isn’t yet ‘freezing’ and it means staying on top of maintenance jobs around the house. While these might seem costly in the short term, they ultimately save a lot of energy, and as the weather becomes more unpredictable, this is more important than ever to prevent the negative effects of water damage!
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