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Why flood damage after a hurricane is so severe

11/12/2020 (Permalink)

Why is Flood Damage from Hurricanes So Severe?

Florida homeowners are no stranger to hurricanes and the damage that they can do to homes and communities. Some liken the water damage that comes from a hurricane to that of a flood from a typical rainstorm, but the former is so much worse.

Flood damage in Pinellas Park is the result of a hurricane bringing water and salt from the ocean. Brackish water is hazardous and it has the potential to create havoc on your home's structure and your possessions. Here's a look at why hurricane flood damage is serious and needs action immediately.

When salt comes into contact with wire insulation, metals, concrete, zinc, and other materials commonly used in homes, it's corrosive. Also, saltwater conducts its own charge that increases the likelihood of power outages and electrical shock.

A home damaged by saltwater decomposes faster if left sitting. The foundation, walls, flooring, and decorative stone and brick of your home will start to break down and be costly to repair the longer the problem persists.

Contacting experienced professionals, such as our team at SERVPRO of Tampa Southeast, is key to protecting your home after a hurricane. It's isn't easy removing saltwater from a home; First washing with freshwater before pumping can start. As time ticks before repairs commence, your home is vulnerable to water damage. Locally Owned Company with National Resources

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Taking quick action is key to mitigating flood damage after a hurricane, and SERVPRO of Tampa Southeast is dedicated to helping local homeowners with speed and precision. If your home is in need of repair or assessment after a storm, call us at (813) 694-9092 for a quote or more information about our services.

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