Storm Damage Brings More Than Just Flooding to Your Home
Flooding from storms can cause immense damage to your home. Because of Phoenix's unique geographic location, it is susceptible to extremely strong storms called monsoons. When these storms strike, they can cause a lot of water damage and more.
What storm damage can do to your home
Storm damage can be incredibly damaging to your home. High winds and drifting debris can break a window and allow the waters to enter your home or seep into the foundation or attic where it may linger undetected. As the storm recedes and some of the water goes with it, the nightmare might seem like it is ending. While the remainder of the situation can seem like nothing more than a massive mess to clean up, not to mention a little drying out. However, that is not always the case. Floodwaters are not always clean; in fact, they can often come with chemicals, pesticides, petroleum products, and sewage. When the water becomes mixed with these items, it becomes unsafe for human contact and disposing of it is the job of a professional. When black water floods your home, it is best to call SERVPRO because we have the proper equipment and tools to deal with the problem.
What is black water and why it's dangerous
Black water is wastewater and can contain biological material such as grease or human waste. Unfortunately, black water can ruin furnishings in your house. It is essential to understand and know what is safe to keep and dry out inside of your home, and what is not. Carpets and area rugs must be thrown away after they have been soaked through with black water as they are no longer safe to keep even with a thorough cleaning. SERVPRO can sort through your damaged belongings and advise you on what you should and should not keep. It is best to be safe, rather than sorry in these situations as remaining in contact with black water is unsafe.
Debris left behind can present a danger
If your home experiences debris from a storm, such as debris carried in by floodwaters or debris that entered your home through a damaged roof, its important that a professional be summoned to deal with the removal of the debris. SERVPRO professionals will arrive with the proper protective clothing and the right equipment to safely remove whatever debris may be in your home, thus removing the chance for the homeowners to be injured. Unexpected debris of any kind can present a danger and its removal is paramount.
Undetected moisture can cause mold to grow
Storm damage can often lead to mold growth in your home if the moisture is not quickly and completely removed. Unfortunately, the moisture often resides in areas where homeowners are unaware it even exists, like attics or behind walls. That’s why it’s important to work with flood remediation specialists who know how to detect and remove all water from your home after a flood to prevent mold issues.
When storm damage strikes your Phoenix home, call SERVPRO of East Phoenix as quickly as possible so that we can assist you with the damage and get your house back to normal. Call us today (602) 507-6163.