Water Damage Safety in your Home
It can happen in the blink of an eye, a pipe bursts, the washing machine breaks, the toilet or sink tubes crack, a falling branch shatters a window during a downpour etc. The list goes on and on.
Whatever the cause, water damage can quickly ruin a home and needs to be handled quickly and carefully in order to protect not only your valuables but your health as well.
- Water is an excellent conductor of electricity. If you find you have standing water in your home, never wade into it if you can help it. There may be exposed electrical circuits that could at best startle you or at worst kill you.
- Depending on where the water came from, it can be hazardous in other ways as well. If it’s from a backed up toilet then it could contain fecal material and be swarming with bacteria. Any exposed cuts could become seriously infected if they come in contact with harmful organisms in the water
- Another water safety issue to consider is that there could be things under the water that you can’t see that could cause you to lose your balance, slip and fall.
- Just wading in water causes it to ripple at the surface due to the displacement of the water. This motion moves it around, contaminating more than just the originally affected area.
Remember, if you have a water damage incident in your home, ensure you call the professionals at Dririte of Tampa. We’ll be on site within 1 hour to help get the problem fixed and your home looking like new.