Hurricanes: The Dangers of Flood Damage
Florida homeowners are no stranger to hurricanes and damages they can do to the homes and communities. Some liken the water damage from a hurricane to that of a flood from a typical rainstorm, but the former is so much worse.
Flood damage in Orlando that's the result of a hurricane brings water and salt from the ocean. Brackish water is more hazardous during and after a storm. It also has the potential to wreak havoc on your home's structure and your possessions. Here's a look at why hurricane flood damage should be taken seriously and resolved as soon as possible.
When salt comes into contact with wire insulation, metals, concrete, zinc, and other materials commonly used in and around homes, it's quite corrosive. Also, saltwater conducts its charge that increases the likelihood of power outages and electrical shock.
If left to sit, a home damaged by saltwater after a hurricane will decompose more quickly than one affected by flood damage following a typical rainstorm. The foundation, walls, flooring, and even decorative stone and brick of your home will start to break down and be much more costly to repair the longer the problem persists.
Contacting experienced professionals, such as our team at SERVPRO of South Orlando, is key to protecting your home after a hurricane. Saltwater can't merely be pumped out of a house; it must first be washed away with fresh water before pumping begins. As time ticks away before repairs commence, your home is left vulnerable to water damage. Time is of the essence!
As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of South Orlando is close by and ready to respond to your cleaning or restoration needs. We're a proud active member of the Orlando community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be. Call today at (407) 985-3200.