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The Atlantic hurricane season is a time of high moisture, which increases the risk of water damage to homes. When a property experiences water damage and essential mitigation is not performed for a long period of time, it could lead to worse problems later on. ServiceMaster by Disaster Relief discusses the most common causes of water damage and how it can affect your home if not treated properly early on.

Causes of Water Damage

  • Broken appliances or equipment

  • Leaking sinks or pipes

  • Disconnected washer hoses

  • Water seeping into your home

  • Malfunctioning drainage systems

  • Storms, floods and other severe weather phenomena

Effects of Water Damage

  • Damaged wiring, appliances and gas lines - When cleaning up, always turn off electrical and gas services to avoid electrocution or gas leaks. Rewiring and installation of new gas lines may be needed if the former ones have been damaged by a flood.

  • Mold and mildew growth - Mold can grow within 24 to 48 hours after a recent water damage event. Check water-logged areas and those that have been flooded.

  • Black water contamination - This refers to water contaminated with pathogens, sewage and other dangerous substances which could cause serious illnesses if ingested.

  • Damaged personal items - Water can destroy valuable possessions such as books, electronics, photo albums and other important paper documents.

In the long term, untreated water damage can:

  • Lower the value of your property

  • Compromise structural integrity

  • Cause health issues due to mold exposure

  • Cause the rotting or warping of wood

  • Discolor walls

  • Cause severe damage to electrical systems, appliances and other home equipment

Water damage can extend beyond any scenario. If you do experience water damage, you should contact ServiceMaster by Disaster Relief, your trusted water damage restoration company in Northeast Florida.

Schedule an Appointment With Pinellas Water Damage Restoration Experts

If you need a water damage or mold inspection expert, contact ServiceMaster by Disaster Relief. We are a full-service water damage restoration company in Pinellas County, Florida.

  • We manage all work from the initial water removal to reconstruction. We will also provide you with 24/7 assistance regarding your concerns.

  • We are one of the best water damage restoration service providers in Clearwater, St Petersburg, Oldsmar, Dunedin, Largo, Safety Harbor, Madeira Beach, Pinellas Park, St Petersburg Beach, Tarpon Springs, Treasure Island, Belleair Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Gulfport, and Belleair Bluffs in Pinellas County.

ServiceMaster by Disaster Relief doing Water Damage Inspection

For more information on keeping your home safe from water damage, call ServiceMaster by Disaster Relief. You can contact us at (813) 295-7797. You can also connect with us online to schedule an appointment.