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Water damage can happen because of a storm

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage from a storm Storms cause water damage to homeowners property

Time to dry out that from your storm damage

When most people think of a water damage, they imagine the aftermath of a heavy rain or severe storm. While we know that lots of time water damage can be caused from a failed plumbing issue, when water damage is from heavy rain and storms it’s usually much more severe. Storm damage to even the most moderately sized home can run a homeowner into thousands of dollars. Expensive furniture, carpets, and other high-end items in the home will only add to the cost of the damage if they are affected. 

When SERVPRO of Roanoke Rapids receives a call that a homeowner has water damage from a storm, our professionally trained technicians are ready to respond quickly by removing the water from the home as fast as possible and immediately beginning  the drying of both personal and structural property. One of the pieces of drying equipment our team will set up are dehumidifiers. These machines actually draw water from the air and other surrounding property such as curtains and upholstered furniture. Removing moisture and lowering the humidity level in your home creates a drier environment which allows evaporation to happen more quickly, and this is what helps save building materials like drywall panels.

As the dehumidifiers work, technicians from SERVPRO of Roanoke Rapids will begin using extraction devices to dry carpets. For most carpets, that means using extraction wands which effectively remove water from carpets and pads. For heavier, thicker carpets, our team could also use a riding extractor. On this large devise, someone typically rides on top and uses their weight to press down, which allows the machine to remove even more water. No matter what the cost of the carpet, most carpet pads are cheap, and we usually advise replacing them rather than attempting to dry them.

SERVPRO of Roanoke Rapids takes these first actions to reduce and eliminate the effects of storm and water damage in area homes. If you need us to help return your home to a safe, dry condition, call us today.

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