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What Types of Flood Damage Should I Look for After a Severe Storm in Wilmington?

5/6/2020 (Permalink)

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Flood Damage as a Result of a Storm Can Result in Many Types of Damage. SERVPRO of New Hanover is Here to Help with it All.

Severe storm systems can impact Wilmington homes with a very little warning, especially when homeowners are unsuspecting of a possible issue with their roof, siding, or foundation. As much as the area has experienced flooding, it has become an understanding that the best approach to recovering from situations like these is to trust in the fast response and experienced technicians of the restoration industry. The quicker a storm damage restoration company can identify and restore your property, the better.  Waiting, for any reason, can make all storm and flood damage related issues get worse, fast.

Repairing flood damages to your Wilmington home might seem straightforward, but many concerns linger from the immediate water penetration to several weeks following the flood. Addressing the damage to your home must happen quickly, as pooling water and saturation can begin to affect walls, flooring, and ceiling materials within hours of exposure.  

With water damages, the timeline for irreparable damages is concise. Within only a few hours, drywall can bloat and distort, eroding beyond repair. Our mitigation team can arrive at your home fast in the face of an emergency to begin the necessary steps to limit the spread of the damage throughout the property and to preserve what elements can get salvaged.

Flooding can lead to cracks in your basement walls, trapping moisture in your walls, ceiling, and floor where corrosion, rot, and mold fester. There are several types of mold and each type requires careful consideration and vast knowledge of specific removal techniques in order to thoroughly remediate the situation.  Black mold is especially hazardous. It requires specific cleaning and restoration methods, provided by a water removal or water damage restoration specialist, like those offered through SERVPRO, to treat your home for damage after a flood. Remember, mold may not be readily visible to you, the homeowner, but can wreak havoc on your home without you knowing. Let’s also keep in mind that any amount of flooding presents a potential danger to your home’s foundation. Cement has a porous surface that can crack, crumble, and chip after prolonged moisture exposure.

Flood waters can also get underneath your home, rotting or shifting support beams and posts that provide structural integrity throughout. The best way to avoid problems like this involves preparing your home against flooding, especially unfinished basements and crawlspaces. SERVPRO technicians can help you understand more about keeping these areas clean and dry while also providing you with the flood damage restoration services you need to get things back to normal after significant water intrusions in your home.

SERVPRO’s IICRC-industry certified restoration team could help you address weather-related soil erosion on your property that often leads to flooding in your home. We can also help you install additional drainage and sump pumps that help keep water away from your home. Sump pumps are one of the most effective and efficient ways to remove water from your home quickly. They are especially good for areas like Wilmington and surrounding areas that frequently see flooding. Our technicians can check your home’s gutter system, downspouts, basements, crawlspaces and roofing to ensure that water gets directed away from your home where it belongs.

Our ability to help our customers so swiftly throughout an emergency comes from our reliance on the advanced technology available to our SERVPRO technicians from the moment they arrive at your home. The professionals on site can utilize a range of pumps from portable electric options to our large 300 psi truck-mounted pump for the fastest extraction possible. Once the excess gets removed, our focus can move to drying with our high-strength air movers for fast vaporization of saturation and moisture to our industrial grade dehumidifiers to pull that vapor from the air efficiently.

Take advantage of the experience and training SERVPRO of New Hanover gives you access to and call to start your home’s flood damage restoration, today. We are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week and are proud to provide quality cleanup and restoration services throughout our local community. Call today (910) 762-8180.

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