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Cleaning Up After a Storm

6/7/2016 (Permalink)

Storms Can Create Severe Damage

Our SERVPRO Technicians Can Help Your Family Get Back Into Your Damaged Home Sooner

When a strong thunderstorm passes through any area, the potential for storm damage can range from very minimal to leaving behind significant amounts of damage in homes and anything that gets in its path. In fact, it is not uncommon for a storm to take off the roof of a home in seconds or to flood the house with water. In some situations, the homeowner may not be able to do anything to prepare for the devastation that it does, especially when there is little warning in advance. This is also why so many weather stations are often focused on telling the people in their immediate and surrounding areas what is going on before the storm hits the areas.
 
Thankfully, these warnings will give homeowners and their families an opportunity to leave the area altogether if the storm is strong enough to cause injuries or take lives. However, once these storms have subsided and the weather begins to die down, the residents that lived in the area can return to occupy their properties once again.

In some cases, there is little to no Mehlville storm damage done to the structure of their home, while in other cases the owner may have to recover from a severe amount of damage including cleaning up flood waters and repairing the roofing. Because a storm can hit the area erratically, the damage in a neighborhood may be substantially different from one house to the next.

Fortunately, it does not matter if the storm damage is extensive or minuscule, the owners and their family members will often have access to storm restoration technicians like ours to assist the family with getting things back together. When our restoration team comes on site, we will start by providing the owner of the home with an assessment of what needs to be done.

The assessment that the team supplies will provide the owner with details on what needs to be done, how quickly the team will be working and what the owner can expect when the job is complete. For instance, if the home is left with a lot of flooding, our technician will have the tools and equipment available to remove the water from the home as quickly as possible. To get this accomplished, we will have water pumps and sump pumps running at the property. After all of the excess water has been removed from the home, we will use several other instruments to dry the carpeting, the flooring, the furniture and other items in the home to ensure no damp areas are left behind. These jobs are done by using the most innovative industry tools and equipment like dehumidifiers, air movers, and air scrubbers.
 
Removing all of the water from a home after a storm is not as simple as some people think. In fact, these jobs should only be done by professionals who have the expertise to complete the job by using the most innovative equipment in the industry.  So, for those of you who have storm damage that has affected your home, you can contact at SERVPRO of Oakville / Mehlville technicians for assistance at 314-846-0600 today.

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