Common Damage Issues After a Natural Disaster Involving Water

CDT Companies
Feb 12 · 2 min read
Common Damage Issues After a Natural Disaster Involving Water

Backed by nearly three decades of experience, CDT Companies manufactures and leases its proprietary industrial-strength restoration equipment, ideal for repairing water damage at commercial and government properties. CDT Companies uses a team of certified drying technicians to offer around-the-clock response services to clients dealing with the aftermath of natural disasters, such as flooding from heavy rains or hurricanes.

Natural disasters are among the most common causes of extensive water damage. Once water breaches a building’s exterior, it can cause destruction within the first few minutes. Some of the most serious effects of water damage are described below.

*Electronic Damage: Leaks from flooding and torrential rain can wreak havoc on personal electronics, such as computers and smartphones. Water can also wear away protective wiring and cause electrical fires. Flooding can also increase indoor humidity levels, which can cause electronics to malfunction.

*Wall and Ceiling Damage: Water can seep into the drywall, causing the material to dissolve. If not properly restored, waterlogged drywall can lose its structural integrity.

*Mold Growth: Mold can proliferate quickly in water-damaged areas, becoming a health hazard within a few days. Mold can also cause structural damage in buildings by weakening the fibers in natural materials, such as wood and cellulose-backed plasterboard.

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Headquartered in New Jersey, CDT Companies serves clients in need of drying services after water and fire catastrophes.