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Monsoon Storm Damage Facts and Tips

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

Water from a monsoon does not have to spread over a large part of the home to cause flood damage. A water intrusion in a small area can do damage to ceilings, walls, flooring, and other materials, and opens up the potential for mold growth. Learn more about monsoon storm damage and what to do.

Storm damaged roofs

When a roof gets damaged in a Phoenix home and water enters the attic space, flood damage removal needs to happen as quickly as possible to mitigate the amount of damage. Sometimes when space is limited, SERVPRO technicians must get creative to get the job done. If the repair to the roof is not completed during the time our technicians are working, they can apply a temporary barrier to prevent any additional water from entering until the repair is finished. Our goal is to stop further damage and help repair the roof as quickly as possible to keep the whole home protected.

Standing water after a storm

Standing water needs to be removed as quickly as possible to halt any further damage to the home and its contents after a flood. SERVPRO technicians can use long hose attachments on extractors to get rid of the standing water, even in the most hard-to-reach places. We position air movers and dehumidifiers to move air out and lower moisture as fast as possible. If the ceiling below an attic is showing signs of water saturation, technicians can drill weep holes to assist with drying. We use moisture probes to determine how far-reaching the water intrusion was so there is no potential for mold growth from untreated areas. After drying the area,  SERVPRO technicians wipe down the affected areas to sanitize and inhibit the growth of bacteria and microbes. If affected drywall cannot be saved through our drying techniques, damaged sagging drywall is removed for safety. Often drying is enough to eliminate odors left from water. All of this is meant to stop mold and odors from permeating the area. If there are any residual odors, we have the resources to neutralize them thoroughly.

We're here if you need flood damage help

SERVPRO of East Phoenix is available 24/7 when you need flood removal from your home. The faster the process starts, the faster our expert technicians can make it "Like it never even happened." Call us immediately if you experience monsoon flood damage!

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