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Brackish Water is a Hazard to Your Orlando Home

11/16/2021 (Permalink)

Orlando, Florida homeowners are no stranger to hurricanes and the damage that they can do to homes and communities. Water damage comes from storms ranging from a hurricane to a typical rainstorm, but the former is so much worse.

Flood damage in Northwest Orlando results from a hurricane bringing water and salt from the ocean. Brackish water, or salt-water can be very hazardous, with the potential to create havoc on your home's structure and your possessions. Here's a look at why hurricane flood damage is serious and needs immediate action.

When saltwater comes into contact with wire insulation, metals, concrete, zinc, and other materials commonly used in homes, it's corrosive. Saltwater is also conductive, so its charge increases the likelihood of power outages and electrical shock.

A home damaged by saltwater decomposes faster if left sitting. The foundation, walls, flooring, and decorative stone and brick of your home will start to break down and be costly to repair the longer the problem persists.

Contacting experienced professionals, such as our team at SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando, is key to protecting your home after a hurricane. It isn't easy to remove saltwater from your home. As time ticks before repairs commence, your home is vulnerable to water damage.

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Taking quick action is key to mitigating flood damage after a hurricane. SERVPRO of Northwest Orlando is dedicated to helping local homeowners with speed and precision. Call today for a quote or additional information regarding our services at (407) 698-5155.

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