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Our Experts Explain Safety Risks All Homeowners In Fort Collins Should Know

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Experts Explain Safety Risks All Homeowners In Fort Collins Should Know SERVPRO of Fort Collins can help your home deal with the damaging effects of a flood.

Be Aware Of These Safety Risks In A Flood Damaged Fort Collins Home

Although it may not appear dangerous at first glance, flood damage in Fort Collins is one of the riskiest situations to be in your home. Floods contain massive destructive potential and can even be more deadly than a house fire, but are often underestimated in their ability to cause you harm. Being aware of these hazards is not enough to protect you from them, but if you recognize their existence, you may be better prepared to deal with them should they pose a risk in your home.

Electrocution Hazards
One of the most dangerous effects of flood damage in a Fort Collins home is the damaging of electronics and electrical lines. When devices and appliances that use electricity come in contact with the kind of violent and uncontrolled water flow that most floods produce, they can malfunction and pose an electrocution hazard to anyone touching the same puddle of water as a severed electrical line. To protect yourself against electrocution hazards, avoid touching anything plugged into a wall or with a large battery that may have been impacted by the flood.

Broken Glass and Sharp Debris
Many floods can carry debris and broken shards of glass and ceramics into your home, creating a significant risk of infection if any of these open up even a small cut on your body. The best way to circumvent these hazards is to avoid walking through any standing water in the home and always to use a flashlight to navigate through dark or dim areas.

Microbes and Mold
Some microbes and mold in the floodwaters may cause health effects if you are exposed to them, making any area with standing water a hazard to be in and around. SERVPRO's top priority when arriving at your home is to remove these pools of water to not only protect your home but also eliminate some of the most substantial safety hazards in the building.

SERVPRO of Fort Collins can help your home deal with the damaging effects of a flood. Call us as soon as possible after the event at (970) 493-6335.

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