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SERVPRO Technicians will consider these 4 Dangers when treating your Water Damage Restoration Service

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

During any water damage restoration service there are 4 major dangers that are at play. These include Electrical Hazards, Mold, Septic Tank Spillage & Other Waste Hazards and Structural Damage.

To better understand how our technicians approach these dangers we will give some information in this article. Each job will have differences and nuances and your technician will be better suited to answer detailed about your job.

Electrical Hazards

Electricity and water mix a little too well, and this makes it dangerous. When approaching any water issues our technicians will immediately assess any electrical connections and make sure that they’re turned off.

If you are aware of any circuit boards or other electrical outlets please notify the technicians immediately so that they can neutralize the issue as soon as possible to keep themselves, and others safe.


Mold growth after water damage is highly likely. Without proper eradication of water (in all areas) your home / premises is vulnerable to mold growth. SERVPRO technicians will make sure that full water eradication through use of fans and other drying appliances is achieved.

Septic Tank Spillage & Other Waste Hazards

Septic tanks and other biological waste spillage is a potential health hazard to people. This type of water can carry high amounts of bacteria and fungi which could cause serious health effects.

For this reason when SERVPRO technicians are called out and we notice one of these issues, the area is immediately block access to the area to prevent any further contamination.

Please notify the SERVPRO technicians of known septic tanks when they arrive so that they can check for any potential ruptures.

Structural Damage

Water is highly effective at creating structural damage (even more so than fire), and what’s more is that water can slowly erode the structure. SERVPRO technicians will check thoroughly through the buildings fixtures, structures and supports to make sure that your building is structurally sound and free from any potential water.

Please remember: Each job will have differences and nuances and your technician will be better suited to answer detailed about your job.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask by calling SERVPRO of Wood, Ritchie & Pleasants Counties on 304-428-7378 or email us by clicking here.

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