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Danger Of Hurricane Flood Damage

8/31/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Danger Of Hurricane Flood Damage Hurricane season in the Southeast goes from June to November.

Homeowners in Florida are no stranger to hurricanes and the type of 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 that is the result of a hurricane brings not only water but salt from the ocean as well. Brackish water is more hazardous during and after a storm, and it also has the potential to wreak havoc on your home's structure and your possessions. Here's a look at why hurricane flood damage should be taken seriously and resolved as soon as possible. 

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

If left to sit, a home damaged by saltwater after a hurricane will decompose more quickly than one that's affected by flood damage following a typical rainstorm. The foundation, walls, flooring, and even decorative stone and brick of your home will start to break down and be much more costly to repair the longer the problem persists. 

Contacting experienced professionals, such as our team at SERVPRO of Central St. Petersburg / Pinellas Park, is key to protecting your home after a hurricane. Saltwater can't simply be pumped out of a house; it first has to be washed away with freshwater before pumping can even be started. As time ticks away before repairs commence, your home is left vulnerable to water damage. Time is of the essence! 

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Central St. Petersburg / Pinellas Park is close by and ready to respond to your cleaning or restoration needs. We are proud to be an active member of the St. Petersburg community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

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