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The Long Term Risks of Standing Water

5/7/2022 (Permalink)

The Long Term Risks of Standing Water.

Standing Water can be dangerous for as long as it's left alone. If you have standing water in your dwelling, be sure to call your local restoration expert, SERVPRO® of Cape May & Cumberland Counties!

Clearing standing water requires multiple tools and practices happening as quickly as possible. As challenging as this situation can be, it can be even more damaging and destructive to the materials exposed. Water removal is always one of the focal points of water loss mitigation, and that is why our SERVPRO® professionals arrive with an array of powerful machines capable of reducing standing water promptly and efficiently.

Choosing the right approach to treat water damage depends on multiple factors. Finding the ideal device for specific standing water concerns can make the process more efficient and help our customers to save both time and money throughout the restoration. Appreciating the urgency in the situation is vital to reducing total property loss, so it is critical to know the risks of allowing standing water to continue longer than necessary.

Structural Degradation.

Perhaps one of the most direct paths that standing water can take to cost a homeowner money in a restoration sense is destroying exposed materials. With direct interaction with walls, flooring, and even ceiling material, porous surfaces can absorb moisture and allow the liquid to alter the molecular design to warp and distort the affected material. An excellent example of this is wood plank flooring absorbing water and the planks swelling at the seams.

Water Migration.

Water rarely stops moving and is always looking for a new path to get to another location. After a water loss incident, this behavior of water could mean more and more damage to your property until the situation gets brought to the attention of our capable SERVPRO® restoration professionals.

Microbial Threats (Mold).

Mold is always a concern when elevated moisture levels exist in an environment possibly causing further damage.

Several potential problems could arise from waiting to address standing water in your home or business.

Give SERVPRO® of Cape May & Cumberland Counties a call to help avoid these concerns as much as possible. We’re Here to Help® and available 24/7 at 609-624-0202 or 609-965-0885.

SERVPRO® of Cape May & Cumberland Counties serves Cape May, Ocean City, The Wildwoods and surrounding areas of Cape May County. We also serve Vineland, Millville, Bridgeton and surrounding areas in Cumberland County.

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