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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Where Does Water Damage Happen After a Storm?

8/19/2016 (Permalink)

When water damage strikes, SERVPRO of West Pensacola has your back!

After A Storm, Water Damage May Happen

Coastal regions, in general, are relatively often subjected to heavy rainfall and storms compared to inland settlements. This is particularly the case in the American Southeast, where the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico regularly spawn massive storms and hurricanes to both ravage and replenish the landscape. Although this means booming agriculture and exquisite gardening opportunities for residents, it also leaves homes open to regular water and flooding damage. Also, hurricanes and tornadoes can also strike the Panhandle region, opening up well-built homes to heavy rain damage. These are some of the most common sources of water damage we see following heavy local storms.

Flooded Basements

Possibly the most difficult type of water damage in Sanders Beach to deal with, flooded basements create immense hazards for both homeowners and our technicians. Floodwaters, especially those black in color, can harbor extremely dangerous microbes and chemicals, and can rapidly develop mold growth. Our SERVPRO technicians often need to use truck-mounted pumps to remove water from basements before beginning a lengthy cleaning process.

Damaged Garages

Typically less secure and more susceptible to damage than home interiors, car garages can often sustain water damage even when the main home is untouched. Common types of damage include wall staining, mold growth, and mild flooding. Fortunately, many garages lack complicated or difficult structures to work with, and so often have a faster restoration process than other rooms.

Leaks and Stains

Unbeknownst to you, there may be leaks or cracks in roofing or your home exterior right now that could lead to mild water damage during a heavy storm. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to deal with these leaks until it is too late, and many of our calls are for small-scale damages resulting from these unnoticed leaks. Additionally, these leaks may lead to staining and discoloration of walls and flooring, which may require replacing of material or repainting to mask this discoloration.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

Located strategically to respond fast to the entire local area, SERVPRO of West Pensacola provides emergency water damage mitigation and restoration services to the local community. Just give us a call 24/7 at (850) 469-1160 or contact us online for help.

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