Thunderstorms, tropical storms, hurricanes, and excessive rain are all commonly recognized causes of floods. The destructive power of flood water is visible any time a weather event of this type strikes. The risk for property damage increases greatly as heavy rains can cause flooding in a home or business as well as water damage. Billions of dollars in claims are filed each year and according to FEMA, damage from floods is one of the most common and costly hazards in the U.S.
Problems Caused By Flooding
Ninety percent of damage related to all natural disasters is caused by water damage due to flooding. Floods don’t have to be dramatic to cause problems. Just a few inches of water could cause major problems including:
- Contaminated drinking water
- Content damage
- Cut off communications
- Electrical damage and risks
- Mold damage
- Sanitary hazards and diseases from standing water
- Sewer line backups
- Sharp glasses and metals
- Structural damage
Act Quickly to Minimize Damage
All homeowners should take the time to make sure they’re prepared in case of severe weather. It’s important to understand what can be done to prevent serious flood damage inside homes and to protect belongings from these issues. As soon as flooding occurs in your home, make sure to contact flood damage repair experts like Xtreme Home Improvement to properly assess and mitigate the damage and safely remove the flood water. The faster the home is repaired, the lower the chance for mold to grow. Additionally, the damage from the water won’t have the chance to spread to more areas of the home if it’s removed quickly.
Flood Damage Restoration Solutions
Not all companies are built the same. Some don’t take the time or energy to properly train their employees. Many companies say they do flood cleanup work, but only accredited restoration companies utilize the proper techniques & equipment to extract any water and restore your property correctly. This includes taking protective measures to ensure there is no future mold growth and working directly with your insurance company. At Xtreme Home Improvement, we understand the gravity of the situation and respond accordingly, providing professional, trusted service that allows you to get through a challenging and difficult situation as quickly and easily as possible. Our certified flood damage repair experts have the necessary training and equipment to properly remove flood water and sewage that may contain harmful bacteria and fecal matter. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to react quickly to flood damage emergencies and help mitigate the damage before beginning the restoration process.
Flood Damage Restoration Services
Flooding from storms is a problem that requires a combination of methods to correctly treat it and protect your health. The first step in the process is emergency mitigation. This includes locating the source of and eliminating the influx of intruding water, as well as an assessment of the damage and danger to humans. Once the damage and health concerns have been assessed, drying and dehumidification services should be performed on all affected areas. A quick assessment of equipment, documents, and other items can determine whether or not contents restoration is possible or necessary. In addition, mold remediation services can minimize the long-term health effects of microbial growth associated with water damage.
Many restoration companies promote their ability to remove the water and mold from your home following an unexpected disaster. What is less talked about is the construction and restoration that takes place after that. As a full service provider, we also deliver complete interior/exterior reconstruction and renovation. We manage every aspect of the process and these specific services include:
- Emergency power
- Full scale carpentry
- Framing and foundation
- Interior build out and finishes
- Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing
- Repair or replacement of structural elements
- Site containment
So if you’ve experienced flood damage, time is not on your side. It’s important to choose a full service flood damage restoration company that is licensed, insured & certified to perform the work required to get your property back to its pre-loss condition. Ensure a fast and speedy resolution by contacting the experts at Xtreme Home Improvement.