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The Unexpected Risks That Pose A Threat To Your Water Damaged Baymeadows Home

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Unexpected Risks That Pose A Threat To Your Water Damaged Baymeadows Home As a leader in the restoration industry, We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

The Unprecedented Dangers Of Water Damage To Your Baymeadows Home

While the loss of books, furniture, and the carpet is a top concern for Baymeadows residents after water damage, there are other underlying dangers. If not detected immediately, they pose a threat to your home. Some of these dangers may go unnoticed until it's too late. To prevent complete loss, hiring SERVPRO technicians helps in the detection of these dangers.

Fire Hazard
In case of water damage in Baymeadows, many people cannot fathom the likelihood of a fire. Let’s face it. Clean or gray water is flooding the home. To a homeowner, the thought of a fire is never on one’s mind. What people don’t know is that fire damage can occur even to a flooded home. This is linked to appliance damage. If you have a gas appliance in contact with water and a few electrical wires exposed, this can lead to a fire. All it takes is some sparks, and the damaged gas appliance is going to start a fire. Even with the water flooding your floor, carpet, furniture, and rugs, fire can consume everything. SERVPRO water damage technicians recommend turning off the electricity at the mains. Also, turn off or disconnect the gas appliance if possible. In case the damaged appliance is leaking gas, this should prevent it.

Structural Damage
Water damage is a problem that affects the structural integrity of your home. Exposing your floor and walls to standing water for a long period means the damage can go unnoticed. Due to the extra weight (from the soaked floor and walls), damage to the foundation, walls, and floor may occur. How? Cracks may appear, and with time, they expand due to the weight. If the problem goes undetected, further damage leads to expensive repairs. It may also lead to complete loss of the house.

When you hire SERVPRO technicians, we scope your home. We do this to ensure no structural damage in your walls and floor. We use specialized equipment such as hygrometers to detect the presence of moisture. To fast track the drying process and save your home, we also use water extraction equipment. Later, air movers and dehumidifiers dry your home. Within 3 to 5 days, you should be moving back into your home.

SERVPRO of Jacksonville South is a locally owned and operated franchise. As a leader in the restoration industry, We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. As such, we are ready for any water damage emergency. To save your home, call our 24/7 emergency line at (904) 762-8066 today!

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