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How Can Property Owners Handle Flood Damage Caused by a Heavy Storm?

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

Storm flooding cartoon of two houses in rain When storm flooding causes damage in your Covina property, call SERVPRO right away for assistance.

Storm Flood Damage Restoration in Covina Requires an Experienced and Certified Restorer Like SERVPRO.

Stormy weather is a common cause of flooding in homes, and it can lead to significant damage. Some homeowners in Covina may choose to remove the water themselves, but this is not advisable. Floodwater usually contains contaminants that can affect the health of the people living in a home, and poor restoration techniques can cause further damage like mold infestation to occur. 

When is the best time to contact a professional restoration company?

It is essential to contact SERVPRO technicians immediately after flooding takes place. Failing to deal with the flood damage in your Covina home quickly can lead to huge repair expenses. For instance, the materials used to make drywall and ceiling are porous. The joints, as well as cracks, allow water to access hard to reach areas spreading the destruction further.

Even if the flooding happens during the night, do not wait until sunrise. Our experienced  technicians are always available to respond to our customer’s emergencies. Since water travels fast and leaves significant damage behind, we respond within a brief period to minimize the damage.

What happens when upholstery is damaged by floodwater?

Several problems can occur if water gets to your upholstery. They include:

Swelling

Water spots

Color bleeding

How do restorers extract water trapped in the ceiling?

If your roof leaks due to storm damage, the ceiling can become soaked. If restoration is delayed, water may soften the drywall and your ceiling may fall. SERVPRO technicians use approved techniques to restore affected ceilings. We can drill small weep holes to free the trapped water in the ceiling cavities. To reduce the chances of perforating the ceiling, we avoid drilling the holes in a row. 

How do restoration specialists dry cavities, and porous materials?

After water extraction, the humidity level in the property may be high due to moisture in cavities and porous surfaces. To dry the area effectively, we have to use our innovative equipment. We can use indirect-fired furnaces that use a heat exchanger to heat the building’s airspace. The equipment heats the dry outdoor air and introduces it into the affected property. The heated air speeds up evaporation in cavities and porous surfaces leading to faster drying. After drying the area, we can use thermal imaging cameras to check for moisture. Our technicians prefer using this equipment to:

Inspect difficult areas

Inspect more sites in less time

Inspect the property without ruining the affected materials.

Floodwater can affect your property’s stability if not handled by professionals on time. Contact SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina at (626) 387-4111 to restore your home effectively. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.  

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