Dangers of water damage in Jacksonville, FL

Water damage

Jacksonville is one of the most beautiful places in all of Florida, and maybe even the United States. With its abundance of natural resources and close proximity to the water, it is an ideal place to live year round. This close proximity to the water does create an increased exposure to the risk of water damage from flooding. Flooding can cause extensive damage to a home or business, and can cause problems for years if it is not handled properly.  Choosing the right water damage professional can make all the difference.

Anderson Restoration and Emergency Services has been handling water and flood damage in the Jacksonville community for decades. Their expert technicians can help to get your property back to ideal condition quickly and efficiently. Not properly addressing water damage can cost a property owner thousands of dollars down the road. Water damage not properly remediated can lead to mold and mildew growth. Many times this growth is invisible or goes unnoticed until it is too late. Mold and mildew growth can be dangerous to anyone’s health who comes in contact with it, especially if someone is living in a home with it. The EPA even stated that some forms of mold and mildew can become toxic.

While flooding may seem like your biggest threat, leaking pipes and appliances pose an even larger threat. A leaking pipe can drip water and grow mold for months or even years undetected. This leak could cause mold to grow and could damage the structure of your property. If you suspect that you may have a leak or mold growing, you should have a professional come out and do mold testing. Anderson Restoration specializes in mold testing, and uses state-of-the-art equipment to find and detect water and mold growth. This equipment can even detect potential problem areas before mold or mildew begins growing. Anywhere there is excessive moisture, mold or mildew can grow.

During a flooding situation, removing water from a property is the first priority. Once water has been removed from the property, Anderson restoration will use its industrial strength fans and dehumidifiers to dry out a property as fast as possible. The longer a property sits wet or moist, the more damage will be done. Failure to completely dry out a property could lead to tremendous costs down the road.

Another negative factor of water damage is the foul odor that can follow water damage. Professional water removal companies, like Anderson restoration, will use disinfectant and deodorizer to help minimize the effects of water damage.

Water damage can cause great harm to the structure property, but handled professionally, can be overcome. Let Anderson Restoration and Emergency Services use their years of expertise to handle your next emergency.