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What is "secondary" damage?

3/21/2021 (Permalink)

Man in black shirt, tan pants Antimicrobial applications provide a healthier environment

You've heard us mention the term "secondary" damage on our website, blogs and Facebook posts.

But what, exactly, is it?

The water restoration industry uses this term to describe damages that can happen after the water loss itself.

Oftentimes, we use it to describe microbial growth that occurs when a property is still in the drying process.

This can occur when demolition of wet materials, such as sheet rock, insulation, and carpeting are still in place, and the moisture from these items are showing microbial growth.

While secondary damages cannot always be prevented due to demolition and drying processes, we can control the damage.

SERVPRO of Wichita Falls technicians continuously monitor job sites, and will treat surfaces with an antimicrobial product to eliminate and prohibit future growth.

This attention to detail lets you rest easy, knowing our expertly trained technicians diligently follow the restoration process to ensure a healthy environment.

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