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In What Ways Does Flood Damage Affect Morgan Hill Homes?

1/3/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment being used on water damaged floor Storms and floods happen. SERVPRO is always on call to restore your property.

SERVPRO Provides Experienced Technicians to Address Hidden Damages or Hazards from Flooding

If a storm leaves your Morgan Hill home flooded, you should prepare for an intricate restoration process. You can only prepare if you clearly understand how the incident affects your property.

The most apparent aspect of flood damage is inundating Morgan Hill homes with inches of water. But there are several other problems that you might need to worry about, especially since most of the water drains out when flooding in the surrounding areas subsides. SERVPRO technicians can help point out the problems and help you find unique ways to fix them.

Some of the problems associated with flooding include:

  • Leaving hidden moisture 
  • Creating physical hazards
  • Widespread contamination

Most of the water released into your property is not hard to trace since it collects on surfaces and is absorbed by materials. However, care should be given to unseen moisture in subfloors, wall cavities, or other hidden areas. Such water can create problems long after the flooding incident by causing deterioration of structural supports through warping and rotting, among other things. Our SERVPRO technicians help identify all areas with hidden moisture using specialized tools like thermal cameras. 

Entering your property after flooding can be hazardous. The intruding water and residues like silt leave surfaces slick increasing the chances of slip and fall accidents. The intruding water can leave ceilings sagging or cause other structural damage to materials. Therefore, the risk of collapsing structural elements and fixtures is higher after flooding. Safely entering the property requires the right gear like hard hats, rubber boots, and heavy-duty gloves.

Another problem from flooding is contamination which can expose you to:

  • Biohazards
  • Harmful chemicals
  • Microbes 

Contamination is tricky to address because of its microscopic nature. Some forms of contamination, such as infestation by microbes, also worsen the longer the situation remains unsolved. Our SERVPRO technicians address this by applying EPA registered disinfectants into the areas affected by the flooding immediately on arrival at your house.

SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy helps you understand and resolve flood damage. Call us at (408) 500-0657 when your property is affected. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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