Storm Damage - When Mother Nature Strikes
Flooding is a major problem that comes with any type of storm. Most people only have time to board up their windows and make a quick run to the grocery store for the essentials to ride out the storm.
No one really thinks of the devastating flood damage and water soaked property that storms can leave behind. Within as little as 48 hours, water damage can set in and start the process of destroying your home, business, and valuables. Storms can be stressful enough without having to think about the after-effects of flooding.
Blizzards and Snow
Flooding can happen anywhere at any time. No one is excused from storm damage and all of the repercussions that comes with it. Northern states have to deal with snow and blizzards, which eventually melts and turns into water, which can lead to issues. Pipes can also freeze which can cause them to crack.
Hurricanes and Tornadoes
In the southern states, there are hurricanes, tornadoes, and even really intense rainstorms that cause devastating flooding that leave tons of damage in their wake. Hurricane winds can reach up to 155 miles per hour, and can push the sea water several hundred miles inland due to storm surges.
Slow Onset Floods
Even the slow acting floods are a problem. River banks can overflow causing severe flooding and mudslides, which can carry rocks and other destructive debris, causing further damage along the way. People may be aware that the water is coming, but they aren’t sure the extent of destruction it can actually cause.
With time to prepare, people may think that the water can be somewhat halted and the devastation won’t be as bad. Unfortunately, the more pressure that builds up, the faster the water can move. So not only does the flooding cause severe water damage, but the water current can be so strong that it can actually pick up and move items such as cars and houses, which can further destroy anything that is caught in its way.
No matter how large the loss, SERVPRO is always prepared to respond and return the property to its original state "Like it never even happened."