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What Effects Water Damage Might do to Your Jamestown Property

1/17/2023 (Permalink)

Moisture Reader Call your local professionals at SERVPRO to ensure your property is dry and sanitary.

Many Different Materials Can Sustain Water Damage

Water damage can happen inside any house across Jamestown. Since water often makes no noise, leaks and drips can continue for lengthy periods. Rain that seeps inside through cracks in your basement can seem harmless.

However, SERVPRO wants homeowners to know that water damage inside their Jamestown homes can steadily worsen unless they take corrective steps to correct it. Water can adversely affect many building materials, including some you might think are indestructible by water.

Along with softer materials like drywall, other things that your home contains can get damaged by water, including concrete, stone, and your home's electrical system.

Poured concrete walls and those made of cemented cinder blocks can become cracked from the immense pressure coming from the saturated ground surrounding the exterior of your basement. Water found here can make those cracked areas wider and longer, letting even more moisture inside. While a specialty company handles any concrete pouring or other measures, we can apply antimicrobial agents and install a dehumidifier to control any microbial populations in the vicinity.

Stone can disintegrate, although very slowly. Some varieties, like sandstone, can wear down rapidly enough that it becomes visible. If your chimney has leaks, rain can trickle down and cause problems during freezing weather. It can also lead to mold growth. We can repair any roof leaks and recommend affordable, experienced repair technicians when a chimney likewise requires repairs.

Lighting your home, heating it, and producing hot water requires electricity. The kitchen also uses a significant portion of your family's electric use. Your kitchen and any bathrooms have running water that can sustain leaks or broken pipes, especially in the winter. A combination of water with wiring can cause shorting out of fuses or even a fire. We can resolve the situation with the water's source and then repair any deficits in the electrical system.

SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean knows how to make it "Like it never even happened." Call us at (716) 338-4901 for prompt and professional services.

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