Disasters Are More Than What Meets the Eye
An unfortunate characteristic about disasters is that they often don’t warn us when they’re going to come around; and usually, when one disaster strikes, another is almost certain to follow.
After a pipe burst in a local apartment complex following freezing temperatures, the water valves were quickly shut off and so was the electricity. However, when the facility operators returned power to that unit, remaining water in the electrical outlets caused a short circuit that affected the laundry room next door.
The effects? The laundry room caught fire and quickly spread causing damage to multiple floors.
One of the most important things to consider following a disaster is to recognize that the environment is vulnerable and unsafe. Even if you believe that the damage has already been done and nothing can get worse, there are still elements that have been affected that the naked eye doesn’t pick up. This is why SERVPRO is equipped with specialized equipment to not only mitigate and restore the damage caused by water or fire, but also to prevent the damage from spreading and escalating.
This is especially true for properties affected by fire damage. Though the fire has been put out, the structure is still unsafe due to the events that have transpired. Following a disaster, it’s important to call the professionals, SERVPRO of South Frisco / The Colony, to get started on the restoration process before the situation escalates and to properly evaluate the safety and integrity of your property.