Flooding and Severe Weather
Flooding is the number one natural disaster in the United States, occurring year round, in all geographic locations, and for any number of reasons. Flooding is responsible for the most weather related fatalities and injuries, and the damage done to homes and businesses amounts to billions of dollars.
Floods may occur slowly over a period of several days, as rivers and lakes slowly rise due to torrential rainfall or snowmelt runoff, or it may occur quickly in the form of flash flooding. Flash floods typically occur when a massive amount of rain falls over a given area in a short amount of time. Flash floods offer little or no advance warning, and those in their path may easily be caught off guard. The power of water is able to move buildings, cars, and even people. More than 70% of flood related fatalities are vehicle related.
The damage to homes and businesses by flood waters has to be seen to be believed. Flood waters can literally shift a building on its foundation, making it structurally unsafe. Anything below the waterline will in all likelihood be severely damaged, and require specialized treatment in order to clean up.
Flood Damage Cleanup 24/7
Flood damaged properties are almost always dangerous environments, and should be left to professional flood damage and water restoration professionals when it comes to proper clean up and repair. Flood damage will cause flooring to warp and crack, completely destroy carpeting and rugs, and water will lowly wick up drywall and sheetrock, causing swelling of the walls, cracking an peeling of paint, as well as damage to the home’s electrical and HVAC systems.
Furniture and other valuables caught in the flooding may be seriously damaged or destroyed, and electrical appliances and components will be unusable until inspected and approved by a qualified electrician.
Water damage restoration is almost always beyond the ability of the average homeowner to properly repair. If not properly addressed, water and flood damage may eventually give way to any number of subsequent problems. Mold appears within 72 hours of a flood event, and even sooner if the flood water in question is sewage based. Standing water may also contribute to the premature rotting of wood and rusting of metal.
Your Flood and Water Damage Restoration Professionals
Your local flood damage and water restoration professionals are available 24/7 to handle all aspects of water and flood damage. Following a flooding event, they are able to come in and stabilize the property, removing the water, drying everything out, and taking the proper steps required to return your home or business to its pre-loss condition.
Clean Trust certified, with years of education and experience under their belt, your local flood damage company can handle even the largest cases of flooding and water damage, removing all the water and preventing long term problems such as mold, mildew, or the structural degradation of the home due to untreated water.
Call your local flood and water damage pros today for a free estimate. They offer 24/7 emergency service in most cases, and all work is backed by the industry’s most comprehensive guarantee.