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What to Remember About Water Damage in the Winter Season

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage can destroy your personal belongings and make your home feel like a horror movie. One of the worst attributes of water damage is its hazards on your safety and health. It is important to keep in mind that other water damage is high-risk and should be dealt with immediately by your local repair and restoration company, like us at SERVPRO of Torrance.

Water damage is dangerous, mainly because it can happen without warning, leaving you with no time to protect your loved ones and possessions. Also, the damage varies in severity and can remain undetected for a long time. Sewage backups are the most dangerous type of water damage. Sewage water damage are categorized as black water cases. The smells and contaminants can seep into multiple levels of your subflooring and flooring which can cause other issues in future.

Leaky pipes can be detrimental as they have the potential to eat away subflooring and cause rot. After a while, this can compromise the structural integrity of your home, developing a huge safety problem. Sometimes leaky pipes go unnoticed because people do not always look under sinks or cloaked recesses in walls. Stagnant water and basement flooding can be dangerous if water levels rise quickly. Flooding in an unfinished basement causes a greater risk of damage. It is advisable to waterproof your basement and identify early indicators of basement flooding that can help avoid water damage in the future.

If your home has sustained any degree of water damage, call SERVPRO of Torrance restoration services today. We have highly trained professionals who can handle water damage of any type.

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