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Fast Water Cleanup to Avoid Secondary Damages

3/27/2022 (Permalink)

Avoid Secondary Damages

In the aftermath of a flood, property and contents become susceptible to extensive water damage that can adversely impact your home. Water damage is different from other types of property damage in that it becomes progressively worse with each passing minute. Water seeps into objects until saturation, so the quicker a professional is able to get to the site and clean up, the less damage incurred, essentially. Water damage also has secondary effects that can be avoided with proper, thorough water damage cleanup:

Floodwater Secondary Damages

  • Mold and mildew proliferation in walls, furnishings, and carpets
  • Growth of microorganisms that cause rotting in wood and fabric.
  • Odors that become progressively worse or permanent
  • Warped, soaked, unusable drywall
  • Malformed, smelly wood and furniture
  • Tarnished and rusted metal
  • Electronic components become waterlogged and fail

As these problems begin to surface, the chance of recovering your home and restoring its original value can decrease drastically. 

Water Seeps Into Porous Materials

More problems can surface from water seeping into porous surfaces. Some of these problems manifest in the staining of fabric, buckling of floors, swelling of wooden door casings—sometimes causing doors to not fit in their frames, peeling wallpaper or paint, and adhesives that lose their bond with ceramic tile. 

Why a Professional?

Property, contents, and home occupants are at risk of contaminants in the water and air after a flood. Exposure to contaminants can pose a variety of health effects. However, you can limit initial damage to your home and health by immediately calling in a water damage restoration company such as SERVPRO. The rapid execution of the water removal process helps protect the health of your household members from deteriorating. 

A professional team of technicians quickly attacks the source of flooding and its secondary damages before any of it becomes a serious, health-compromising issue in your home. 

Additionally, SERVPRO can offer a wealth of other cleanup services that help restore your Texas residential property to its preloss condition. You can then resume living in it without fear or anxiety. With extensive industry experience, we know how to take a nerve-wracking water situation and make it, “Like it never even happened.” And that's why we work with experience and excellence to eliminate all issues that negatively impact your abode.

Locally Owned and Operated

We live and work in Texas too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of East Arlington is close by and ready to respond to your water or flood damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

We know that water and flooding emergencies can happen any time, so we’re ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – including holidays. Call Us Today – (682) 708-1001.

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