Facts about water damage
Water damage emergencies aren’t common problems for property owners, but when flooding occurs due to clogged drains, broken or leaking pipes, or the weather, it becomes a problem of overwhelming proportion. When these emergencies are unfamiliar, a million questions arise that you don’t have answers for. Here are some important pieces of information that you should know.
The water that damages your property could be highly contaminated and could cause illness or even death. Not every water damage situation is treacherous to your health, but some are and you should take the proper safety measures for each situation.
- Water contains bacteria that could be hazardous and could cause illness.
- Highly contaminated water that comes from sources such as sewage backup, overflowing toilets, or storm water is the most polluted water and can cause serious illness or death.
Cleanup needs to happen immediately:
Secondary damage happens quickly in water damage situations. Within 24-48 hours, mold growth occurs and can cause significant structural and safety issues. To minimize damage, it is important to extract the water and dry the affected areas immediately. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help minimize the extent of the damage.
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