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What You Should Do When A Storm Causes Your Garage To Flood

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What You Should Do When A Storm Causes Your Garage To Flood Living in a city situated near water always has the potential to lead to flood damage in your home.

Storm Damage In Your Garage

Living in a city situated near water always has the potential to lead to flood damage in your home. In the case of Wilmington, the city's unique geographic location adjacent to the Atlantic ocean makes it particularly susceptible to storms that start on the water. A hurricane sweeping in can cause heavy rain. While not all hurricanes lead to mass destruction, they can still cause flooding, and that water can bring a multitude of problems with it, even if it only floods the garage attached to your home. Fortunately, help is not far.

Our IICRC-certified technicians can quickly arrive at your Wilmington residence and remediate the damaging flood waters in your garage. Floods can carry dangerous wastes in their waters, such as sewage and pesticides. When a situation like this happens, it is vital that you leave the area and allow a professional to deal with that waters as they are not safe for human contact.

The first step to remediating the flood damage in your home is to remove the stagnant water. SERVPRO technicians can use powerful tools to remove the water from your garage as soon as possible to limit the amount of damage to the structure of your home. The water removal process includes using a combination of wet/dry vacuums and portable pumps that can swiftly drain the water from the impacted areas.

Once we have removed the water, we can begin to clean up the debris that the flood carried inside and identify any items that may have been ruined. Unfortunately, the waters that carry dangerous pathogens can make some of your belongings unsafe to keep. SERVPRO technicians can recommend what to keep and what to throw out, but the remaining decision is always yours. Afterward, we can begin to take the next necessary steps to dry out your belongings and your garage.

When a storm brings flood damage to your home, do not wait. Call SERVPRO of New Hanover at (910) 762-8180. We strive to work swiftly to bring your home back to its preloss state.

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