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Effects of Water Damage | SERVPRO® of Downtown Charleston

7/13/2023 (Permalink)

water leaking from a broken pipe Clean water has no contamination. Grey water has contaminants that are not considered pathogenic. Black water has pathogenic contamination.

Causes of Water Damage

There are many causes of water damage. Leaky dishwashers, clogged toilets, broken pipes, broken dishwasher hoses, overflowing washing machines, leaky roofs, plumbing leaks, and foundation cracks are just some of the possible causes of water damage in homes and businesses. Natural causes also can cause water damage floods, heavy snow, and heavy rain are other possible causes of this type of damage and can lead to having water in basements. 

We understand...

SERVPRO® of Downtown Charleston understands every water damage situation is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” water damage emergency.Moisture promotes the growth of mold and other organisms, increasing the risk of serious health problems. Mold exposure may aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms, especially in children and people with compromised immune systems. Exposure may also increase the risk of respiratory diseases and other medical problems. Immediately cleaning up can help mitigate the health effects of water damage for everyone in a home or commercial space. Have a Water Damage? Call Us Today – (843) 577-2470

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