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New Builds in Pensacola Still Take Flood Damage in Hurricanes

10/22/2017 (Permalink)

When facing storm damage and flooding, SERVPRO can be a great ally in both insurance claims and getting the remediation process started quickly.

SERVPRO Technicians are Trained to Remediate Flooding in BOTH Newer and Older Homes

Most modern homes in Florida are now built with hurricane protection. Whereas homes built decades ago were and still are vulnerable even to lighter hurricanes, newer builds are resistant to the effects of extreme weather. However, of course, there are limits to these protective abilities. While they are resistant to high winds and rain, large-scale flood damage hurts Pensacola homes nearly every time a major storm rolls through. There are some ways that new anti-hurricane measures can protect against flooding, but overall, you should still expect your home to incur some amount of damage.
New homes protect against flood damage in Pensacola through some simple yet effective measures. Doors and windows are now equipped with stronger seals, exterior walls are made and finished to resist severe and lasting damage from floodwaters, and foundations are explicitly built to take as little damage as possible from standing water. This means that newer homes tend to be a better investment than older ones, as they are more likely to resist weather extremes in the long term.
Unfortunately, however, modern homes can still be severely damaged by a flood. If water finds its way into the home, little can protect interior construction and belongings from the effects of damage. While foundations can effectively resist some effects of standing water, they are by no means immune to it. Without fast extraction, standing water can cause expensive and severe damage to your home's foundation. Furthermore, many storm floods pick up materials and debris from the surrounding area, creating stains, dents, and chips in the exterior walls and surfaces of many homes. SERVPRO technicians have seen it all, so do not fear no matter how severe the damage may seem. We know how to fix it with as little time and money invested as possible.
SERVPRO of West Pensacola provides flood damage mitigation and restoration services to the local area after all major storms. Call us when disaster strikes at (850) 469-1160.
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