With the frequency of rainfall in and around Tampa, Florida, it’s important to spot the signs of water damage early and address this issue as soon as possible. Just a little bit of water can cause a lot of damage, so don’t underestimate that drip from the fridge or leaky faucet. The risks of leaving water damage untreated in the long term are more than just costly repairs.
Costs to Homeowners
Water damage can weaken the walls and floors of your home and diminish the value if you decide to sell. There is no covering up water damage, no matter how many layers of paint you apply, as wood and drywall absorb water, causing them to warp, bubble or become brittle. Floors can become warped, buckle, or develop soft spots, creating the risk of holes or even falling through. Luckily, we specialize in restoring water-damaged homes so yours will be as good as new when we’re done.
Electrical appliances and outlets exposed to water can pose a very dangerous health risk that could even lead to death. Standing water left untreated can become a magnet for bacteria and bugs, causing unsightly odors and attracting even more unwanted guests. Evaporating water can raise humidity. This encourages biological growth such as mold and mildew, which can be very harmful when it comes into contact with skin or is breathed in. This growth can worsen allergies in addition to causing respiratory infections and more problems down the road. Our services include thorough drying, removal of biological growth, and adding an anti-fungal to discourage future growth and keep you and your family healthy.
With so many risks associated with long-term water damage, it’s important to assess and take care of problems as soon as they occur. Our team at ServiceMaster 24 Hour has over 15 years of experience and can repair water damage and prevent it from getting worse. Call us anytime at 813-603-2001 in Hillsborough, 727-300-3773 in Pasco, or 727-201-0499 in Pinellas to speak to a live representative so we can get you back on your feet as soon as possible.
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