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What Areas of a Durham Property are Most Susceptible to Flood Damage?

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

Lightning strike/ Storm With logo Storm flooding can quickly cause water damage. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation services.

SERVPRO Techs Have Training and Experience Handling All Types of Storm Damage in Durham Homes

The Durham area experiences heavy rains, hurricanes, and tropical storms throughout the year. All of these weather events can cause various types of storm damage that affect local properties and contents. 

There are various ways that flood damage can affect a Durham home. SERVPRO technicians have extensive training and certification to handle the restoration services required by this type of home damage. The lowest levels of a structure, either a crawlspace or a basement, tend to bear the brunch of floodwater when it enters a house. SERVPRO technicians have the training to handle these issues, including early actions such as: 

  • Inspection of the property to identify target areas for restoration 
  • Tarping roofs, blocking windows, and other temporary repairs to inhibit water from entering the property
  • Removal of home contents during the mitigation as needed

High winds that accompany these storms can damage shingles and roofing components, the result being water enters the attic. This situation often continues until the homeowner notices a wet spot on the ceiling or water actively dripping into the room. When this type of damage happens, SERVPRO technicians can quickly extract the water and use their specialized vacuums to collect the fiberglass insulation for cleaning and sanitizing for reuse if possible. In cases where the water has been entering the structure for a period, the inspection conducted by SERVPRO techs includes looking for signs of a mold infestation. When working on basements or crawl spaces, the techs can recommend to homeowners actions such as waterproofing or encapsulation to halt the damage from the continued entrance of water. 

SERVPRO of North Durham at (919) 467-0880 restores Durham properties that have any amount of flood damage. The techs arrive quickly and clean up the water, so it is "Like it never even happened."

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