If your home has suffered a water intrusion from a burst pipe or rainstorm, you will have a mess to clean up. Water can ruin your furniture, clothes, papers, and possessions. And the cleanup is more complicated than your normal Saturday morning tidy-up session. The sooner you contact a water damage cleanup team, the safer your house and family will be.
Wherever standing water remains in a house for any length of time, harmful microorganisms multiply. Inside an enclosed house, these pathogens may create serious health threats. Bugs and rodents are attracted to moisture. Hatching insect eggs and dead bugs spreads bacteria and attract even more bugs. A wet home is an unhealthy home. You need to get the area dried and disinfected ASAP.
Homes built up to code standards can withstand water for a short time. Your risk comes from prolonged contact with water- either submerged for days or a chronic leak. Porous flooring soaks up water and becomes a host to mold. Wood structures that support walls and floors will degrade and weaken. Drywall can become brittle, warp, and develop a mold problem.
This situation is not water damage cleanup– this is water damage restoration. Harper special services can handle serious disasters like this, as well.
When water comes in contact with outlets, wiring, or electrical boxes, the system becomes unstable and unsafe. S