Thousands of buildings in Auckland are under threat of imminent flood damage caused by leaky or bursting pipes, hot water cylinder failure or poor maintenance. Every second counts in the aftermath of a home flood. Time only speeds up the process of water damage, which quickly spreads all over your property. If not dealt with immediately, wet carpets encourage water drainage into flooring, walls, and skirting boards, rendering your entire house weak, damp, and musty. The threat of mould damage also increases in wet and musty houses. When these things happen, they can cause serious health problems, like asthma attacks in people who already have them.