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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Water Damage Effects and Risks

6/28/2019 (Permalink)

Flood or water damage cleanup in Chesapeake

Effects of Water Damage

Causes of Water Damage

We have seen many causes of water damage in Chesapeake.  Clogged toilets, overflowing washing machines, broken dishwasher hoses, plumbing leaks, broken pipes and cracked foundations are just a few reasons for damage to homes and businesses.  Floods from heavy rain where the ground can’t absorb it quick enough or storm surges from a Nor’easter have caused extensive water damage to our area residents.  The water damage can be minor, or it can be major leading to destruction of the home or business.  As soon as the water threat is over, immediate water damage cleanup is vital to helping to save your water-soaked furniture, carpet, rugs, clothing and other possessions.

Health Hazards

Acting quickly after water damage is very important and calling your local IICRC water damage cleanup and restoration professional, SERVPRO® of Chesapeake North will help to ensure a quick response and water damage recovery.

Moisture feeds mold and other organisms, both of which can cause serious health problems.  Mold can grow after water damage with 48 hours.  We know that cleaning up the water damage immediately can help mitigate the health effects for everyone in a commercial or home space.

If you have suffered a flood or water damage emergency, call your local SERVPRO® of Chesapeake North, available for you 24/7 every day. 

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