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The Hidden Dangers of Water Damage: What Homeowners Need to Know

4/13/2023 (Permalink)

Water is present underneath the hardwood floor. Water can be incredibly invasive, requiring a trained eye to handle it properly.

Water damage is an all-too-common issue faced by many homeowners, but what most people don't realize is that there's more to it than just cleaning up the visible mess. Let's take a look at some dangers associated with water damage and how SERVPRO® of Bath can help you mitigate these risks.

  1. The lurking threat of mold growth: Mold is a natural byproduct of excess moisture, and when water damage occurs, it creates the perfect environment for mold to thrive. Mold can begin to grow quickly after water exposure, and if left untreated, it can cause structural damage and potential health effects. SERVPRO® of Bath has trained technicians to help.

  2. The risk of structural damage: Water damage can weaken your home's structural integrity by causing wood to rot, metals to corrode, and drywall to deteriorate. This damage can be difficult to detect, as it often occurs behind walls or in hard-to-reach places. Our team at SERVPRO® of Bath can conduct thorough inspections to assess the extent of the water damage and take necessary steps to restore the affected areas.

  3. Hidden moisture and humidity problems: Even after the visible water has been removed, excess moisture and humidity can linger in your home, leading to further damage and potential health issues. We use advanced drying techniques and equipment to ensure that your home is properly dried, preventing long-term issues.

  4. Electrical hazards: Water and electricity are a dangerous combination, and water damage can pose a significant risk to your home's electrical system. It's important to have a professional assess the situation and take appropriate precautions to ensure the safety of your home and its occupants.

Water damage may seem like a straightforward issue to handle, but the hidden dangers it poses make it a serious concern for homeowners. SERVPRO® of Bath is equipped to deal with all aspects of water damage restoration, ensuring that your home is safe and sound. If you suspect water damage in your home, don't hesitate to contact us for assistance.

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