The Biggest and Most Serious Hazards of Flood Damage

You don’t have to live in a coastal area to experience flooding that causes damage to your home. Any area can experience heavy rains that overwhelm storm systems and lead to flooding. The costs of flooding in a home can run into the tens of thousands of dollars and can involve a variety of different problems.

Construction Material Damage

As little as 3 inches of floodwater can soak into drywall, insulation and other building materials, causing severe deterioration and costing thousands of dollars in repairs. In some cases, these materials can be dried out, but in other cases, they must be completely removed and replaced.

Equipment Damage

In many cases, flooding can be severe and can damage the heating and air-conditioning system of your home. You may be able to repair the system if the damage is slight. However, significant flooding may require replacement of the system. A qualified heating and air-conditioning contractor can inspect your unit and advise you about what is needed to keep your system functioning efficiently.

Mold Growth

Standing floodwater in your home can lead to the growth of mold and mildew that can impact your family’s health. Mold can cause nasal irritation, throat irritation, skin rashes, lung infections and allergic reactions.

Warping of Wood

Wood furniture and other items could be subject to warping if water is allowed to remain standing in your home. This damage can often be permanent, and you may have to discard it and purchase new items.

Lingering Odors

When floodwater is not removed quickly, it can lead to lingering odors in the home from damaged materials and mold growth. A professional water removal contractor can remove these odors and return your home to its former condition.

If your home experiences flooding, contact an experienced storm damage contractor from MGM Restoration Inc today! Our team will care for your home’s critical systems and prevent lingering problems that can undermine your family’s health. 

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