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Never Leave Water Damage for Later

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

"I'll get to it later." It's easy to just notice water spots in your home and say that you'll take care of the issue later. We at SERVPRO of Dover/ Middletown know that life happens, schedules changes and then we forget. However, with water damage, this can be an issue in a home and it's effects will eventually surface in various forms.  

  1. Floors and walls are weakened by water damage. Although wood is a leading material in home production, it doesn’t respond well to water damage. Over time, water can seep into floorboards and baseboards, causing them to crumble and weaken. Damp wood becomes vulnerable to mold. Not only does mold pose a risk to people living in the home, but it weakens the wood further, causing a safety risk. 
  2. Water damage threatens electrical systems. Any electrical wiring, outlets, or fuse boxes exposed to wet or damp conditions pose a major risk to homeowners. 
  3. Water damage weakens drywall. Since homes are framed by drywall, water damage weakens the entire home. Drywall exposed to water will become discolored, brittle, and fragile. Even under generous paint layers, it will warp and bubble. The best solution for this is to replace the drywall completely, which can be both expensive and exhausting. 

If you’ve discovered water damage in your home, give SERVPRO of Dover/ Middletown a call at 302-697-9776.

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