Kingsland Home Suffers Water Damage
An improperly installed hot water heater with no pan underneath was the culprit behind this significant water event that damaged the kitchen as well as the living room and foyer in this South Georgia home. Note the rippling in this laminated wood floor. Since laminated flooring is made of pressed board, it swells and twists when waterlogged. It is almost never salvageable as a result. SERVPRO of Fernandina Beach/Yulee/North Jacksonville had to remove the floor and dry the walls and concrete underneath before the floor could be replaced. Here’s a few tips to keep in mind if you have water issues.
Water Damage Emergency Tips: What you can do until help arrives…
After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:
- Is it safe to stay in the house?
- Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
- Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
- Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!
When you have water problems, call SERVPRO of Fernandina Beach/Yulee/North Jacksonville at 904-729-2401.