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Unexpected Flooding Can Happen After Mild Storms

12/1/2021 (Permalink)

Every Phoenix homeowner breathes a sigh of relief once monsoon season passes. Another season has gone that could damage roofs, break trees, or cause overall havoc. Unfortunately, monsoons might do enough damage to weaken a roof; a mild winter storm can send that weakened roof over the edge, resulting in flooding of your home. Here’s how to be prepared and what to do if you experience storm damage.

Winter storms can be enough to result in damage

If a roof, wall, or foundation of a home is already weakened from heavy storm activity, all it takes is a little more rain to be the final straw, resulting in storm damage. If your home experienced undetected damage, only to finally fail with a mild winter storm, contact SERVPRO's flood damage team in Phoenix. Rainwater seeping into your home can cause much more damage to your house than you realize and it's important to address the damage fast. Don’t be lulled into feeling secure that you avoided storm damage after another monsoon season has passed; your house may still be at risk.

The damage water can do

Sure, winter storms don’t bring the strong, damaging winds we experience during monsoons, but water is still damaging. Water itself can ruin building materials and contents inside your residence. In the case of rainwater, the contamination level of the water coming into your home is a significant issue. In most cases, rainwater entering the home is considered "grey" water damage. In flooding scenarios, water comes in from the outside forcing SERVPRO technicians to use different procedures than if the water came from a fresh source. Luckily, SERVPRO is trained to work with all kinds of water and water damage and will suggest the best approach to get the job done.

What our remediation specialists do to address the damage

Our highly trained SERVPRO team shows up at your house and gets to work immediately. We assess the damage and what the water situation is. Our next to step is to use specialized equipment to extract all of the water we can. Items that are salvageable after water damage will be restored; other items may be too far damaged and will be discarded. Our techs keep homeowners informed every step of the process, so you’ll always know what’s going on. After extraction and restoration, there may be residual odors if the water has stood long enough, and mold has started to form. Our experts know how to handle and mold issues or odor removal to be sure your home returns as close to pre-storm damage condition as possible.

No one expects to suffer storm damage once monsoons are gone, but if you do, call SERVPRO of East Phoenix at (602) 507-6163 for 24/7 assistance. We’ll help you recover as quickly as possible.

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