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What are the Effects of Water Leaks in A Home?

9/16/2020 (Permalink)

A man and woman catching water in blue buckets. Don't panic when it comes to your Hyde Park water damage, call SERVPRO.

There Can be Many Risks and Effects Involved With a Water Leak in Your Hyde Park Home. 

Anytime there is a significant amount of water leaking from a burst pipe or overflowing tub, there can be a considerable amount of water damage in your Hyde Park Home. Depending on the water leak's amount and location, the drywall can swell and begin to sag, and insulation may become wet. Wood structures such as particleboard, commonly used in subfloors and cupboards, can expand. Even hardwood used in flooring can absorb moisture, begin to swell and warp. Carpets can delaminate (meaning the backing pulls away from the carpet fibers.) Even electrical systems may be shorted and potentially damage electronic equipment.

SERVPRO provides water restoration services to homes and companies in the Hyde Park area. Immediate response in less than four hours can usually avoid many of the effects just mentioned. Our initial area of focus is to eliminate the water source and then assess the impact. Our team of water restoration experts can react quickly and often mitigate many of these issues by immediately installing water removal equipment, dehumidifiers, and large air movers to dry your home.

Are there Any Health Threats from a Water Leak?

Water and moisture allowed to remain for more than 24 to 48 hours often cause mold infestations. There are mold spores everywhere, and all they need is a warm moist area to begin a colony. By removing moisture in all areas of the home and the hard to reach areas under cupboards and inside walls, we can reduce the chances of damage from mold. Mold can cause health effects.

SERVPRO aims to be on-site in less than four hours. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We respond quickly and begin water restoration before extensive damage and mold colonies can become established.

Call SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County (845) 635-4550 to assist with water restoration of your home or business.

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