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Common Secondary Damages from Water in Your Home or Business

8/2/2022 (Permalink)

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When your home or business experiences water damage, the primary concern is always to make sure the water is dried as quickly as possible. This is not only because the water will continue to cause damage on its own the longer it sits, but also because the longer water is in your property the more likely you’ll be to also experience secondary damages. To better understand these risks, here are a few of the most common secondary damages that happen due to water in a structure.

  • Corrosion – When water is left to sit in a building, or water leaves a lingering high humidity, metal components of the building can start to deteriorate. This exposure is called corrosion or rust, which causes the materials to weaken or in the worst cases can cause your building to be structurally unsound. Additionally, corrosion on the outsides of the pipes in your building can cause them to fail thus creating even more water damage.
  • Electrical Damage – One of the first things you learn about electricity is that water and electricity do NOT mix. Exposed wires, electrical outlets, and appliances are all at risk with water present. In some cases of severe water damage, the fire department may turn off the electricity to the building to prevent any dangers due to this.
  • Mold Growth – Probably the most common secondary issue to deal with due to water damage is mold growth. It’s almost inevitable due to the fact that mold colonies can start to form in as little as 24 hours. Fortunately, when using a professional restoration company like SERVPRO of Central Tulsa, we will clean and treat the surfaces of your building when we remove the water to help combat this.

Secondary damages are not always the most obvious but can still cause some serious damage to your property. That’s why when you experience water damage it’s best to let a professional company handle the cleanup and restoration. Our team has the experience and technology to help ensure that there is no moisture left behind or hidden in the walls, and that your water loss will be handled in the most efficient and effective way possible. We’re available 24/7/365 for emergency services and are always here to help.

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