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Why it is Necessary to Remediate Water Damage in Clifton

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

Appliance leaks happen and unchecked, can cause harmful bacteria and mold to enter your home. Inspect your home often for water damage.

Water Damage Issues in Clifton Linked to Increased Health Risks

When water damage comes to mind, people often only envision ruined rooms and possessions. This image, though, fails to include the serious potential health risks that may also result.

Several things could lead to water damage in your Clifton home. Leaky hot water tanks, clothes washers, and dishwashers are the usual culprits. However, it can also occur in less obvious ways, including through the effects of long-term, normal condensation and small roof leaks in inconspicuous areas. These are far more frightening causes because the resulting bacterial and fungal growth can sometimes go unnoticed for months or even years. While something like this usually leads to devastating physical damage to your home, it can also cause health effects. Resulting bacteria and fungus, including mold and mildew that develops and grows around moisture sources, can cause these.

Such dangers make it exceedingly crucial for Clifton homeowners to periodically have their homes checked for water damage and moisture sources. Some area services, like SERVPRO, quickly check your residence for issues and effectively resolve them whenever discovered. Our technicians, using water sensors, examine your walls, baseboards, and carpets for moisture. They use specialized meters to look for dampness in your furnishings and evaluate the interior air with thermohygrometers that determine its temperature and relative humidity.

Afterward, SERVPRO professionals can remove any standing water found with portable extractors. These are convenient since they allow workers to access even the most difficult to get to areas. Workers, based on meter readings and the areas involved, calculate the right ratio of dehumidifiers to air blowers and determine where to place them to maximize evaporation. Once surfaces are sufficiently dried, SERVPRO uses ultra-low volume foggers to inject disinfectants and fungicides into affected spaces. This action kills off these harmful microorganisms.

Our homes and belongings are dear to us all, but health is by far the most important thing. Without good health, nothing else matters. So, always remember to check your home for water damage and resulting growths routinely. If you need any help, call SERVPRO of Clifton at (973) 928-3705.                                

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