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What Unexpected Issues Accompany Flood Damage in Niagara Falls Homes?

1/28/2022 (Permalink)

two people standing in water boots in a flooded room Flooding can cause damage to the contents and structure of your home. SERVPRO is standing by 24/7 to remediate the flood damage.

SERVPRO Can Help You Mitigate Any Flood Damage Issue at Your Niagara Falls Property

Damage from water exposure is one of the expected outcomes after a flooding incident. However, a property can be affected in other ways, thus requiring significant work or unique resources to restore normalcy. The damages can depend on the intensity of the incident or the type of property. For instance, the gale force winds in a storm can overturn a mobile home or blow off the roof of a permanent structure in Niagara Falls.

Addressing the different problems of flood damage in Niagara Falls properties requires the right resources, whether skills or equipment. SERVPRO can readily provide such resources matching any scale of damage. 

Some damages you might not be prepared for during flooding include:

  • Structural collapse 
  • Damage from lightning 
  • Extreme contamination 

In most instances, the bright flashes of lighting and the loud cracks of thunder are harmless to properties. However, at times the surging power of lightning can travel through cables or antennas, damaging your electronic items. That risk, combined with the harmful effects of moisture exposure, can necessitate the replacement of many items in your house.

Structural collapse can manifest in different ways, including affecting the significant parts of the structure on individual items. Apart from shattered windows and blown roofs, ceilings can also collapse from the weight of trapped water. Our SERVPRO technicians use strategic approaches such as drilling weep holes to ease the pressure.

Contamination is also an issue since floodwaters contain traces of:

  • Raw sewage 
  • Industrial chemicals
  • Fuel oils

Another aspect you might not consider about contamination is the deterioration when water remains stagnant over time. Therefore, even actions like water extraction, which you might not associate with decontamination, help.

SERVPRO of North Niagara County deals with the expected and unexpected flood damage issues. You can reach us at (716) 299-0330 for assistance in resolving any problem, "Like it never even happened."

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