How SERVPRO Remediates Storm Water Damage in Your Stockton Home
How to Handle Storm Damage in Stockton Properly
Even with predicting storms, it is not easy to avoid the damaged they cause to Stockton homes. Usually, the only solution is to prepare for the cleanup and restoration necessary after the incident. Working with an IICRC certified restoration company helps because they utilize the best techniques and equipment to restore your property.
In cases of storm damage in Stockton, being quick to start the restoration process is essential. The longer the initial damage caused by the storm remains unaddressed, the more secondary damage happens. Our SERVPRO technicians help in this case by boarding up the property or placing roof tarps in case it was blown off, or holes punched through by falling tree branches. Doing this ensures that weather elements such as rain do not cause additional damages. This step is significant considering insurance companies require homeowners to prevent secondary damage to their property.
Away from structural damage, storms dump water filled with contaminants into the affected property. Common contaminants include silt, sewage, chemicals, and oil fuel among others. The level of contaminants depends on what is in the surrounding areas or where the water originates. Our SERVPRO crews help clean up these wastes left by the storm in your property “Like it never even happened.” We can pressure wash affected areas to remove soiling and debris from non-porous surfaces like wood and concrete and in the case of silt, we have shovels. The goal in our cleaning efforts is to attain sanitary levels.
One of the long-term effects of storm damage is moisture problems. Our SERVPRO team can help you dry your structure to normal levels. ASD, Applied Structural Drying certification means our crew utilizes the most effective techniques when drying the structure. Depending on the situation, we can use an open or closed drying system. The former involves opening up windows and other access points, then using air movers to drive moisture-filled air from the structure. In a closed system, we create an exclusion zone using plastic sheets then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove excess moisture.
The damage left by a storm can leave you disheartened. Working with a professional restorer like SERVPRO of Stockton can help. You can reach us at (209) 477-3090 any day. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.
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