Water damage is one of the most extensive types of storm damage restoration that our company performs. If you experience damage caused by flooding, burst pipes, or any other water-related event, it’s imperative that you contact a restoration company like BroadShield Restoration and begin the water damage restoration process as soon as possible. Anything that has been touched by the water could have water damage, and not removing water-logged items (or even damp items) can lead to more damage, including mold growth. 

In today’s blog we’ll be sharing with you some of the effects of water damage, both in the short and long-term. Too often our Boerne-based restoration company hears from clients who had thought they could clean up water damage on their own, only to realize that the job was too much for them. When it comes to water damage, the longer you wait, the worse it gets. If you experience any form of water damage, it’s best to contact us and we’ll assess the situation, let you know the extent of the damage, and provide you with a plan for moving forward. If you’re in need of our services, get in touch today


There are a variety of causes for water damage, from flooding to a clogged toilet. Our Boerne restoration company works primarily in storm damage restoration, but when it comes to water damage restoration, we’ve seen it all! Leaky dishwashers and roofs, burst pipes, sewage backup, foundation issues, and more! Even heavy rain or snow can end up causing significant damage. If you ever suspect water damage to your home or business, you should contact BroadShield Restoration because starting water damage restoration is vital to prevent structural damage and to increase the possibility that you can save water-soaked items like furniture, carpets, and clothing.

Short-Term Effects

Any water damage in your home or business is a big problem, and there are both short- and long-term effects. The short-term effects are the most visible, and primarily include damage to objects within your home. Think about the rug that is stained and water logged, or the papers that are unreadable. If your water damage was caused by a flood, it’s highly likely that electronics, like TVs or computers, were damaged and need to be thrown away. 

These effects are fixed during the clean up stage, when our restoration experts work with you to clean out your home before starting construction. We always do our best to salvage what we can. After all, experiencing damage to your home is a hard enough process in and of itself. Our Boerne restoration company’s primary goal is to help the water damage restoration process go as smoothly as possible so that you can focus on your personal, recovery, like finding a place to stay or comforting your children. 

Long-Term Effects

As we’ve said over and over, it’s vital to get started on the water damage restoration process as soon as possible. You don’t want water damage to move from short-term effects like a damaged carpet that can be easily replaced to larger, longer-term effects that could take much longer to restore.

Damaged Wiring and Gas Lines

Downed power lines and gas leaks are incredibly dangerous and are something to watch out for in a flood. Our restoration company can rewire your home and get it back up and running, but you should never re-enter your home if you are concerned that there may be an electrical issue or gas leak. Doing so could lead to electric shock, or even an explosion caused by a gas leak. 

Mold Growth

While water damage comes with a lot of physical damage, it also brings health hazards, like respiratory problems caused by mold growth. Any moisture in your home promotes the growth of mold and bacteria, and water damage creates an ideal environment for these organisms to flourish. Mold growth aggravates allergies and asthma, and can be especially dangerous for children and older adults. If you’re worried about mold growth or are in need of water damage restoration in Boerne, contact BroadShield Restoration today

Structural Damage

The most dangerous (and expensive) form of water damage is structural damage. If the damage has been caused by a storm, then wind and water could shift or warp your homes internal struts and studs. Water-logged earth can also press into your foundation, causing it to crack. Or the earth around your foundation could shift, tilting your foundation, and, in turn, your walls and roof. Extensive water damage can also mean sagging ceilings and water-logged drywall. 

Here at BroadShield Restoration in Boerne, we’ve helped with every kind of storm restoration possible. While it may seem to you that you won’t be able to recover from structural damage, know that we can help you understand the extent of the damages and help you make a plan for moving forward. 

Water Damage Restoration

Because water damage can cause so much damage, from air quality down to the foundation, it’s important that the water damage restoration process follow best practices. Here at BroadShield Restoration, we work to both mitigate the effects of water damage — for example, containing water when conduction flood restoration services — as well remove water and create a restoration plan. We use high-tech equipment and are always transparent about our procedures and water damage restoration plan. Each restoration situation is unique, though, and if you’re in need of our restoration services, we’ll come to your home or office and give you a quote. Learn more about water damage restoration here on our service page.

BroadShield Restoration Services

Here at BroadShield, we’ve seen it all, from water damage to wind, fair, sewage, hail, and even tornado damage. That’s what makes us restoration specialists! When you hire our company, you can trust that we’ll provide you with the highest-quality services at an affordable price.

And along with being construction experts, we help you through the disaster insurance process. We care about restoring your home or business as much as you do. If you’re in need of water damage restoration or any other type of restoration services, get in touch and put our more than a decade of experience to work for you!