What Are Some Common Kinds of Damage Caused By Floods?

Let’s look into some common kinds of damage caused by floods:

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Staining and Destruction of Walls and Floors

Typically, the most commonly damaged parts of the house in a flood include the lower 2’ to 4’ of walls and floors of your home’s lowest level. Once it’s saturated by flood water, drywall has to be fully removed and then discarded. You might suffer floor damage like warping or cupping of the wood flooring, wet carpets and padding, water-logging of baseboards, casings, etc. Usually, the floodwaters are murky and contain a lot of debris and contaminants like mud, silt, chemicals, branches, dead animals, and so on.

Mold Growth

The growth of mold is a toxic after-effect of flood water damaged homes. Mold thrives within dark, damp spaces which are difficult to reach and not easily seen. Mold may carry with it severe health effects. The clean up of mold requires experts with specialized equipment and training; thermal foggers, air scrubbers, HEPA filtration systems, and so on. The growth of mold has to be contained while still within its early phases, or else, it may get out of control and lead to untold quantities of extra damage to your house and potentially your loved one’s health.

Fire and Damaged Electronics

If you have any household electronic appliances which touch the floodwater and they’re still connected to electrical power, they may cause an electrical short, which results in a fire. In addition, stepping into standing water that contains appliances which are plugged in and using power may result in electrocution. Extreme care is called for. Usually, these electronic appliances are destroyed by the flood water and can’t be salvaged.

Broken Valuables, Windows, and Glass

In a flood, there might be plenty of breakages of mirrors, windows, lamps and additional decorative items. It may cause glass to be scattered every place and increase your risk of injury. There may be harmful bacteria present inside the floodwaters and any cuts or injuries from unsanitized items may lead to infections. Floodwater must be treated like a health hazard and a sewer backup.


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