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The Hidden Dangers: Identifying and Addressing Property Damage After a Power Outage in Hermantown?

6/11/2024 (Permalink)

A person checks the fuse box during a power outage. We restore property damage 24 hours a day in St. Louis County.

Our local Aitkin, Carlton, and West St. Louis Counties teams restore property damage caused by power outages every year. In the aftermath of a power outage, the immediate concern for Hermantown residents often revolves around restoring electricity and addressing any visible damage.

Power outages can lead to water damage from burst pipes, particularly in colder climates where freezing temperatures can cause pipes to expand and rupture. When heating systems fail during an outage, pipes can freeze and burst, releasing large volumes of water into the surrounding area. This water damage can go unnoticed for extended periods, leading to costly repairs and remediation efforts.

Also, power surges during outages can pose a risk of electrical fires, damaging appliances, wiring, and electrical systems within homes. When power is restored abruptly, voltage spikes can occur, overwhelming electrical components and causing them to malfunction or ignite.

To mitigate these risks, homeowners should invest in surge protectors and backup power systems to safeguard their property against the hidden dangers of power outages. By addressing these less apparent forms of property damage, homeowners can better protect their homes and ensure the safety and well-being of their families.

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When your home or business in Hermantown has property damage from a power outage, our local Aitkin, Carlton, and West St. Louis Counties teams are Here to Help® Call us today at 218-879-6141.

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