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Has Your Business Suffered Water, Fire, or Mold Damage?

9/28/2020 (Permalink)

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Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

Water damage can occur in a commercial establishment due to several causes. Many times, this is occurring when it is least expected. Although, obvious damages can be evident on items and other properties like water-soaked carpet and furniture, property owners should be aware that there are other hazards that would put the inhabitants of a property at risk.

This is exactly why water damage restoration is so important. Water damage restoration is always beneficial whenever there has been water damage to your property. Calling in a team of experts ensures that the job to restore the damaged is done quickly and right. Some people might think that water damage restoration is a DIY job. However, if you do not do it right, you might put your property at risk.

As professionals, we are well equipped in handling situations such as these. We use personal protective equipment such as protective eye wear, suits, gloves, boots, and respirators with an N-95 filter. These things are important because the mold can become airborne while it is being removed.

Structural Risks Associated with Water Damage

When the property is exposed or soaked in water for a prolonged period, it can cause certain negative effects and subsequent damages to the structure. These effects include the following:

- Direct damage to the structural materials can result in structural instability. This includes weakening of the wall boards, weakening of the ground earth integrity, twisting, and tilting of the support columns, termite damage and more.

- Malfunctions in the electrical system can cause short circuits leading to shock or fires. Water can also cause considerable damage to electronics, electrical appliances, and other components.

- Prolonged exposure to water can cause corrosion to gas pipes, which eventually may result in leaks. Gas leaks can cause gas poisoning or even fires.

- Damage from water to possessions and other parts of the house including damage to items, peeling of paints, stains on furnishings and textiles, and damaged documents like books, photographs, and parchments.

When these damages continue unabated, it will create further damage to other structural components like metals, wood and even masonry. These damages can become very evident and will eventually lead to a significant decrease in the property/market value.

Effective steps are needed to tackle these structural hazards which come after water damage. It is better to prevent a problem than to solve it.

If you have any damages, call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

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