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Why Water Damage Can Be So Dangerous

4/1/2021 (Permalink)


One classic mistake homeowners make is underestimating the effect that water damage can have on their homes. More than just making everything wet and generally unpleasant for a time, the consequences of a flood can be far more severe. Our restoration experts at SERVPRO of Winter Haven know that there are a lot of reasons why water damage can develop into a very serious problem in your home.

Contaminated floodwater is a very serious and dangerous issue. If you have any reason to think that floodwater in your home is contaminated, you should avoid it at all costs. The bacteria and microorganisms that can fester in floodwater are often quite dangerous and should only be handled by experienced cleaning and restoration technicians.

Last of all, electrical problems are a common occurrence after a flood. One of your first steps after your home is flooded should be to shut off the electricity to your home. This will end the risk electrocution for anyone in the home after the flood. Once this has been done, you should hope that the flooding has not compromised any of the electrical systems within your home. This usually occurs when floodwater goes into your outlets or short circuits other electrical implements within your home.

With these potential hazards in mind, it is clear why even small amounts of water damage should be taken seriously. Thus, the best thing you should do upon noticing water damage is to contact a professional cleaning and restoration company without delay. We at SERVPRO of Winter Haven are one such company here to help you with any and all of your water damage cleanup needs.

Call SERVPRO of Winter Haven at 863-551-5004

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