Whether you come home from vacation and find your basement flooded or experience a flash flood, water damage can be a traumatic experience as a homeowner. No matter how small the damage may be, it is a physically exhausting task when it comes to cleaning up. Whether it was a hurricane, rain storm or a broken pipe that caused the flooding, you have to deal with the damage to your home. As you clean up and dry out your home, there may be several problems you encounter.
1. Mosquitoes. Mosquitoes thrive in damp areas and stagnant waters. One of your tasks will be getting ride of areas or materials that draw mosquitoes such as buckets full of water, old tires, and even planters that may hold stagnant water.
2. Mold growth is on the top of the list of negative impacts of flooding. Mold comes with a myriad of issues including health, allergies and even serious illness for those who are sensitive to it. Mold can be difficult to combat, especially when damage is very extensive.
3. Sewage. As the waters rise, sewage becomes displaced. Sewage causes damage to water quality and food quality. It is important to get the water out and the area cleaned up as soon as possible. Sewage is not only smelly and annoying but can cause serious health issues if it is not handled properly.
4. Ecological changes. Many animals will be displaced during severe flooding. It is important to remember while cleaning up that dangerous animals could be present in flood waters.
Statistics on Flooding
According to FloodSmart.gov, floods are the #1 natural disaster in the US. From 2003 to 2012 there were a total of $4,000,000 in flood insurance claims in the United States. In San Diego alone there have been 12 state of emergencies declared due to flash flooding. San Diego recently suffered a water main break that caused town homes to be flooded and several families to be displaced.
You never know when a flood will happen. Even if you do not live in a flood-prone area, you can experience the effects of a flood at any time and must be prepared to handle the aftermath and the effects to your home or business.
J&M Keystone Can Help
Whether you have had flooding due to a pipe bursting or flash flooding, do not hesitate to call J&M Keystone, a professional San Diego water damage restoration company. It is important to act immediately; if water sits stagnant for even a few hours, you could be at risk for serious mold and bacteria growth. Call JM Keystone and we will send a highly-trained professional to assist you with your flooding or water damageproblems immediately. J&M Keystone has experience in water restoration caused by storms, broken pipes, leaking roof, appliances leaks, and sewer failures. Contact us immediately for fast, professional cleanup service.
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