Flood water damage restoration – what to do after a flood

 Flood water damage restoration – what to do after a flood

Briefly let us consider the definition of flooding. Water damage can be considered as ‘flooding’; however, we prefer the term flooding when referring to water that is deeper and was not expected (i.e., it comes from outside of your property). Water Extraction Melbourne you see coming into your home, even if it is deep can still be referred to as water damage or water intrusion. The water you do not expect entering your home (for example due to surface flooding) should be classed as flooding. Water such as this may also come from broken pipes and hoses inside your home too! Flooding can result in widespread water damage within your property so please call our team of Water Damage Restoration Melbourne experts on +61480030780 for help. There are many reasons why flooding and water damage could impact your home. Some of the reasons we’ve seen include:

Reasons Of Water Damage Restoration Melbourne

– The washing machine or dishwasher leaks water during the wash cycle.

– The washing machine or dishwasher waste hose comes loose or leaks water.

– The hot water system leaks. This can lead to large amounts of water impacting your home in a short space of time (particularly if you’re not home to catch it early!)

– Broken pipes and hoses (for example going to the dishwasher) under sinks and basins.

Water damage from flooding can have an impact on your family and the contents of your home. Water often contains contaminants such as dirt, mud or chemicals which can cause a variety of issues for your property, including:

Water damage to floors

Water may not only seep into carpets but also be drawn up through them by capillary action. Water in carpets is hard to remove and will often lead to mold growth within your home.

Water damage to walls

Water stains on walls may be unsightly but the water can also seep into porous surfaces which can contribute to long term structural damage over time.

Water damage to ceilings, ducting and insulation

 Water seeping through ceilings is often hard to detect until it has reached an advanced stage. Water damage within ducting or insulation can also lead to further problems with mold growth and unsuitable temperatures

Water damage to wiring

Water entering pipes or cavities where wiring is located will cause short circuits, electrical fires, increased corrosion on metal components, etc. Water damage to electrical wiring can also render entire sections of your home unusable. Water entering the surge protector on your computer is an example of water damage that can occur due to flooding.

Water damage to furniture

 Water-damaged furniture will often warp, swell or shrink and maybe unsightly for a variety of reasons. Water damage can also contribute to the increased rate of decay in furniture. Water damage to your couch may not be noticeable immediately but can lead to unpleasant smells, mildew growth, and increase the risk of rotting over time. Water damage to kitchen cabinets may affect their ability to open or close properly and Water Extraction Melbourne bookcases or books with swollen pages can become unstable over time. Water-damaged chests of drawers may also be unsightly or unstable for a variety of reasons. Water damage to your bed may not only cause unpleasant smells but can increase the risk of mildew growing within mattress material and potentially lead to long-term issues with it. Water damage to your wardrobe may result in warping, cracking, and splitting over time which can lead to an unsightly appearance. Water Damage Restoration Melbourne can also cause other issues including odor, uncleanliness, and the risk of mold growth which can increase your health risks in your home.

Water-damaged household items may not be suitable for use after flooding which can contribute towards increased expenses in a time of crisis. Water-damaged computers, phones, and other electronic equipment may also be permanently damaged which can result in loss of memories or data stored on them. Water damage to your appliances may mean that they are unusable after flooding and require replacement. Flood water is usually full of contaminants such as dirt, mud, or chemicals which can contribute towards corrosive Water Damage Restoration Melbourne to your appliances and potentially short circuit them after the water has seeped through the electrical system. Water-damaged upholstery can lead to odors, mildew growth, and increase the risk of rotting over time as well as structural issues with furniture which may cause it to become unstable or unusable.

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