You can get water damage from a lot of things in life. You have to protect yourself, your home and your money from it. You can get water damage from your toilet backing up or sink drain becoming clogged. You can also get water damage from leaks under the sink, ruining beautiful cabinetry and shelving. Make sure you check your appliances like fridge or washing machine. The biggest cause of water damage to houses is storms like hurricanes, depending on where you live and bad rain storms. Make sure your roof is well covered without any holes or leaks coming through.
Water damage can start in the smallest of things. You could see a water stain on your ceiling or when it is raining you could see or feel little drops of water coming through the roof or ceiling. If it is coming through a ceiling though that is from a water pipe which should be checked right away. You need to dry the leak as soon as possible from it to start spreading. Next you should try to figure out if it is clean water or if it water from a sewer back up. It would be relatively easy to tell if the leak is below the bathroom or appliances. You have to cut the spot open to put new drywall up or the carpet if it has dripped on the floor to let it dry with fans and de-humidifiers.
If you let the water sit there for a number of days that is when mold and other bacteria starts spreading and growing. Mold can be very deadly and make you and your family sick. If mold happens and spread you might have to replace the whole ceiling to make sure the house is safe to live in and that is costly.
You should not wait to fix any of these issues. If you do then they will only get worse. Water damage does not just go away magically, you have to make a plan and go through with it. Research companies that have good reviews. There are a lot of professionals that know exactly what they are doing and can help you every step of the way. Always make sure you are keeping yourself and your family safe when you see any leaks and damage in your home. Waiting could only make you have to spend more money and time to fix it.