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Storms and the Challenges of Water Damage

1/30/2019 (Permalink)

Flood waters affecting a home

Storms bring badly needed water to the California, but they can also bring all kinds of damage. Heavy rain, winds and flooding create traffic hazards making getting to and from work, school, and necessary errands challenging and sometimes unsafe. Potential damage from floods and slides can run into hundreds of thousands for individual home and business owners and into the billions when a region is hit very hard.

The SERVPRO of Avila beach water damage professionals are the experts to call when the storm is over and it is time to assess and repair residential and commercial water damage.

Water damage from storms can be complicated depending on the force of the storm. The damage can range between standing water in crawl spaces, flooded basements, broken windows and damaged roofs letting water into the home or business, all the way up to water contaminated with sewage and other biohazards.

Storms in California, especially on the Central Coast, usually arrive with plenty of warning. The best way to prevent or minimize water and storm damage is to take precautions before the storm. Late spring and early summer is a good time to inspect buildings for and repair problems that could lead to leaks, standing water, and storm water getting in to the house.

When a storm is coming, known problems like cracked or broken windows, leaky roofs, wood rot, leaking pipes, and hills and slopes that allow water to run under buildings can be protected if there is not enough time to repair them. Securely fit tarps over leaking roofs, reinforce windows, and use erosion control measures to divert water runoff away from structures.

The Avila Beach water damage specialists from SERVPRO are trained to remove rainwater, storm water, water contaminated by biohazards, and to clean and sanitize the water soaked structures and personal property.

Removing storm water and restoring the property that has been damaged requires specialized equipment and cleaning products, protective safety gear, and specialized training to restore homes and businesses to a condition “like it never happened.”

Decontaminating a home or business due to a crime, sewage backups, chemical spills or other biohazards, or even hoarding, can be dangerous to someone without the appropriate training. The Avila Beach SERVPRO professionals work closely with insurance companies to make sure all repairs are made in the most effective manner so that claims are settled as trouble-free as possible.

For the best remediation and repairs to homes and businesses that have received storm damage, call SERVPRO of Avila beach. The company has a 24-hour emergency line and is available around the clock to assist with emergencies.

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