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Water Damage from Indian Rocks Beach Home Aquariums

12/5/2017 (Permalink)

It is important to regularly maintain your home aquarium to prevent leaks and water damage to your home.

SERVPRO Offers Quick Response Restoration Services for Any Size Disaster

Aquariums are a great way to see exotic fish indigenous to Indian Rocks Beach in your home every day. The fact that they are full of water though should leave you with an understanding that an underlying structural weakness could result in this aquarium losing its contents onto your floor. While you might be devastated to lose your pet fish in such a startling fashion, you might also be alarmed at the damage that this volume of water can do to your flooring.

While you might not always correlate an aquarium with impending water damage for your Indian Rocks Beach house, it is indeed something that you should keep in the back of your mind. Simple preventative maintenance and inspections can prevent catastrophes like an entire tank breaking apart and losing its contents onto the floor. If a water emergency like this occurs (as such accidents do), here is what you can come to expect from our SERVPRO water damage restoration technicians.

First, our SERVPRO team enters your home to see the affected area and begins to assess any damages. The assessment is the foundation for the entire restoration plan, understanding how far spread and involved these issues appear to be. Water removal is where the restoration process begins, as this poses the most immediate threat for continued damages. Getting rid of this water is typically accomplished by using small portable pumps and wet vacuums, though more massive pumps might get used if the aquarium was large enough.

Drying the floor is going to be the step that follows, and the process happens through the use of heating fans. Similar to hair dryers, these fans generate a direct output of heated air onto a specific area of the floor. Moving these fans from one point to another as each spot becomes completely dry eliminates all of the lingering moisture in a short period.

Damage to your flooring is then fully assessed, which might require removal and demolition to make way for new material. Demolition or reconstruction depends significantly on the extent of the water damage and your input into what has to happen for the restoration to be complete.

While aquariums are a great addition to your home, they are not unbreakable or unable to fail and fall apart over time. If you are amid an emergency which requires water damage restoration efforts like these, do not hesitate to call our SERVPRO of Largo emergency response crew today. We can be reached 24/7 at (727) 586-0060.

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