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Recovery from a Flood or Major Leak

July 14th, 2013 6:20 PM by Dan Howard

The wet, rainy summer has been great for corn and other crops, but not so good for the victims of flooding. For the lucky ones to miss the floods, the high humidity has been enough to create a wide range of problems in homes

Unwelcome water problems create heartache, health problems and often financial hardship. Knowing how to protect yourself and recover from the water event can keep a bad situation from getting worse.  

Understanding water damage and recovery can be important to almost everybody. Frozen pipes, burst washing machine hoses and many other common occurrences can result in serious water damage. Flooding can occur almost anywhere. As a college student, the author’s dorm room on the 18th floor was flooded by the sprinkler system on the 19th floor. Strange and silly things that cause water damage do happen.

Weeks, months and possibly years after leaks and flooding occurs, new problems can arise from improper or incomplete restoration. Plaster can fall, wood can rot, and building exteriors collapse all as a result of uncorrected moisture problems.  Allergies, neural and respiratory diseases as well as other serious health threats can result from improperly or untreated water problems.

All you ever needed to know about water damage you learned in high school gym class  

            You may have learned about life in kindergarten, but water restoration education is learned from sweat soaked gym clothes left in a locker. If you doubt this, just remember the waft of stink while walking past a locker containing very ripe gym cloths on a Monday morning. Yuk! 

For more information go to the full article at www.Envirospect.com/flood

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Posted by Dan Howard on July 14th, 2013 6:20 PM



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