What is the Safest Way to Repair my Home After a Storm?
SERVPRO is a Qualified Flood Damage Restorer for Storm and Water-related Property Losses.
Can storms lead to a full-building collapse?
It is rare to experience storms and floods that are powerful enough to cause property collapse here in Stockton. For a building to collapse, there needs to be significant structural harm to a property, which is unlikely to occur when winds remain below ninety miles per hour. However, a storm flood can shift ground at the foundation of your home or exert significant pressure onto the walls and ceilings. Without timely intervention, these factors can weaken a property to the point that it may collapse. Use SERVPRO to ensure your property recovers.
Where am I most likely to find property damage after a storm?
You may experience flood damage in the lower regions of your Stockton home. Flooding commonly occurs during storms due to groundwater swells, dam busts, or coastal overflow. Strong winds may also cause harm to your roofing structure by blowing off tiles or guttering. The final places you are likely to find damages are windows or doorways, which can break under the pressure of rushing water or high winds. SERVPRO restorers can mitigate these losses while you organize remodeling or re-installation of the core structure.
What should I do when water intrudes into my home?
- Keep out of contact with floodwaters which may have contamination
- Evacuate the property bringing with you only essential items
- Contact your insurer to inform them of your situation
- Bring in professional restorers to mitigate losses
How can I dry out a flooded property?
Removing excess water using water extractors or pumping equipment is the first step toward drying your property. Extractors can be up to 900 times more effective at drying a property than dehumidifiers. Once excess moisture is gone, you can begin to dry the structure. Crucial to drying is to provide ample airflow, temperature, and dehumidification.
To manage property losses following a storm, contact SERVPRO of Stockton at (209) 477-3090.
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