2018.08.09 13:13 | Sean Carter
How Could Flooding Affect Your Building's Plumbing
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We are still in the early stages of the hurricane season, and if you live on the eastern or southern part of the United States, you know how scary this time of year can be weather-wise. Last year, hurricanes that hit Houston, Florida, and Puerto Rico did significant damage, which included wind damage and flooding. In many areas hit, they haven't fully recovered yet.
While we haven't seen any significant hurricanes in the mainland yet this year, the season is still young. And hurricanes aren't the only cause for flooding, so those who live in low-lying areas where flooding is prevalent must be mindful all year round. Flooding can cause structural damage, mold growth, property damage, and many other issues that can be disastrous, which is why we wanted to take a second and talk about how flooding could affect your building's plumbing.
Once the flood is over and the imminent danger is over, it is time to start with the cleanup. You should know that one of the biggest problems with flooding is that it can cost extreme pressure in the pipes of the building. If there is too much pressure, those pipes could burst, causing even more water to fall into the building. Additionally, all of that water could become contaminated with sewage, leading to a very dangerous health situation.
This is why it's so important to seek out sewage cleanup services to mitigate the damage and prevent dangerous contaminants from coming in contact with people who live or work in your building. Sewage cleanup professionals can make sure the problem is solved, and you should contact them as soon as possible once it's safe. Additionally, they may be able to offer mold remediation services, which is good because you don't often know you have a mold problem until it's too late and it has significantly spread throughout the building.
The main thing to keep in mind is that you need to be proactive in order to protect your property and your health after flooding.