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Our Technicians Discuss Problems With Muddy Water After A Flood In Glendale

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

During the summertime, thunderstorms and other severe weather are likely to hit the Glendale area.

Flood Damage Professionals In Glendale Talk About Problems With Muddy Water

During the summertime, thunderstorms and other severe weather are likely to hit the Glendale area. Many conditions that are brought about by storms, including high-speed winds and excessive rain, can put you in a situation where calling in a professional flood damage restoration company such as SERVPRO can prove to be very beneficial. During heavy rainstorms, water can build up outdoors, or the wind can break one of your windows. During both of these situations, it is possible that moisture can find its way into your dwelling. If items inside your home like your structural components or possessions stay wet, the flood damage cannot only get worse, but mold can develop on organic materials.

Any time you notice moisture inside your home, our water restoration technicians or WRTs at SERVPRO can help you significantly. Our WRTs know that providing prompt service after you notice flood damage inside your Glendale home is vital. The longer your building materials and contents inside your house stay wet, the worse your problems can get. If wet items don't get dried out quickly, they can lose their structural integrity, forcing them to get removed and replaced. If objects that are made out of paper or wood stay wet for longer than 48 hours, it is possible that they can get contaminated by fungi.

The fast 24/7 service that our SERVPRO WRTs provide can help reduce secondary problems which are defined by ones that are created even though the affected items did not come into direct contact with water. However, when the source of the water entering your building is an outdoor source such as rainwater or flooding, then there is a chance the moisture is contaminated by harmful parasites or bacteria.

If it is only rainwater that comes in, the situation is considered a category two problem since there is only a small chance of contamination. However, if it is muddy water entering your home, the scenario gets treated in the same way as a sewage backup or category three water damage. During category three situations, our WRTs take several extra measures to disinfect any contaminated items inside your home. If your house ever gets negatively affected by a storm, call SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale at (323) 255-1000 immediately after the thunderstorm.

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