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The Health Hazards of Water Damage in Port Malabar

10/12/2015 (Permalink)

Biohazard The Health Hazards of Water Damage in Port Malabar A Broken Sewage Line Means Blackwater

Unhealthy Water Damaged Home in Port Malabar Gets Restored by SERVPRO

After a natural disaster or pipe leak, water damage in your Port Malabar home can compromise the sanitation, safety, and structural integrity of your home. The longer the water damage goes unaddressed, the more problems it can present to your residential property. Thus what began as a category 1 loss can quickly evolve into Category 2 and even 3. Once this happens, your personal goods and furnishings could become unsalvageable. For these reasons, securing effective, immediate assistance is critically important in the 24 hours that follows the onset of water damage. Learn more about water damage and why hiring a professional water damage restoration service company like SERVPRO is important.

Categories Of Water Damage

One of the most important factors to consider when your property is impacted by water damage is the water's category. The three categories include:

Category 1: includes water intrusion through leaks, pipe breaks or rain water. Category 1 water is clean and poses no serious health hazards. The problem is that pooling, or standing water, can start to wick up and become absorbed into fabric and wood furniture. It may also damage electrical systems and household appliances and electronics.

Category 2: is grey water. This type of water contains a substantive degree of biological, physical, and chemical contamination. The water quality can result from factors such as a broken dishwasher drain (soap and food debris), leaky aquarium or a different source of water not directly linked to your drinking water supply line. This type of water can pose health hazards to humans and pets exposed to it.

Category 3: is black water. This type of water is dangerous because it contains pathogenic agents. This blackwater will contain bacteria, possible fertilizer seepage and many other sources of contamination. A very common source is a broken sewage line. Keep in mind that grey water (category 2) can degrade into Category 3 without prompt water extraction.

The Importance Of Getting Professional Help

In the event that your structural contents and materials have been contaminated by black or gray water, you will be in need of professional restoration assistance. Water damage remediation specialists possess the equipment, experience, and expertise necessary to properly clean, dry, and repair your property so that it is safe and sanitary to reenter and use. Hiring SERVPRO will also help mitigate expensive repair fees resulting from water damage.

Our professionals are IICRC-certified and possess advanced knowledge regarding the drying process. We will provide you with a preloss list and value of contents document, an assistance of burden of proof for claims which all translates into peace of mind for you. Additionally, we offer 24-hour emergency services for your water damage emergency in Palm Shores.

Locally Owned and Operated

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of South Brevard is close by and ready to respond to your water and flood damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Port Malabar community and we also serve Satellite Beach and Sebastian. to Call us. (321) 777-5131

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