What Secondary Damage Is and How SERVPRO Can Help You Avoid It
Water from a flood, leaky roof or broken pipe can cause direct damage when it comes in contact with the structures of your home. Additionally, water that remains in the home for an extended period can lead to secondary damage such as black mold. This guide will explain what this damage is and how SERVPRO can help you avoid it.
Guide To Secondary Damage
What Is Secondary Damage?
This type of damage is caused because of the initial water event, but not directly by the water. For example, if you have a pipe break in your kitchen, the water may directly cause several types of damage:
- Peeling tiles
- Peeling paint
- Electrical system short
If that water is allowed to stand it may also lead to indirect damage such as a rotten subfloor, musty odors or mold growth. This damage is considered secondary.
How Can SERVPRO Prevent Secondary Damage?
The main cause of this damage is high humidity. When your home has excess moisture caused by standing water, saturated carpets, wet furniture and other wet items in your home, the evaporation from that water increases the humidity level in your dwelling. This causes it to take longer for your home to dry out and can lead to condensation on surfaces. This can cause wood surfaces to rot and black mold and other fungi to grow.
A SERVPRO franchise in Peyton, CO, can help prevent this problem by quickly and thoroughly drying out your home. Speed is of the essence and SERVPRO professionals are Faster to Any Size Disaster. The sooner your property is dry, the less damage will occur.
Black mold, rot and other types of damage can occur when homes remain wet after a water emergency or flood event. SERVPRO professionals can help quickly dry out your home and reduce the amount of damage that occurs so that it is "Like it never even happened."