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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Summer Storms Can Lead to the Need for Water Removal in Omaha

8/19/2018 (Permalink)

Gutters which keep water away from your foundation can often fill and allow water from a storm to find a pathway into your home. Call SERVPRO.

Team SERVPRO Arrives Equipped to Handle Your Storm Damage Emergency

The humidity and energy of high temperatures during an Omaha summer combine to generate storms and local microbursts that can expose your home to significant water intrusion. Extreme weather patterns can dump inches of water on your property in a short period, overwhelming the drainage system on your roof and attached gutters and downspouts.

Severe weather can completely change your daily routine, including forcing you to arrange for water removal inside your Omaha home. Water can flow into your home’s lower levels, requiring professional help from us to protect the integrity of your property’s structure.
 
Instead of the normally directed flow of water away from your foundation when rainstorms are moderate, torrential rain can force the excess water from your overwhelmed drainage system to seek drier areas immediately as it cascades from the roof. Water is attracted to surfaces and structures that are dry, including the materials making up your basement walls, slab foundation, or crawl space. We are familiar with this process, and our technicians receive training to respond to this phenomenon quickly and reliably.
 
Calling SERVPRO immediately after the water intrudes allows us to quickly extract standing water out of your home and disperse it away from your foundation. We have generators and our service vehicles have powerful pumps and extractors to evacuate water that is trapped inside your home. We can proceed with water removal even if the storm knocks out power. Our crew lead assesses the scenario and the crew members implement the plan created after the assessment.
 
Once the standing water is extracted from the lower levels or crawl space, our SERVPRO employees position air movers, and powerful dehumidifiers to remove the moisture that saturated the structural components of the affected area. It is crucial to reduce moisture levels to normal numbers within 48 to 72 hours. More extended periods of elevation can lead to microbial growth and allow porous materials like drywall, paneling, and insulation to deteriorate progressively. Our employees receive training and certification in moisture monitoring during IICRC courses, helping the crew chiefs to determine drying goals that the proper balance of air movement, and reduced humidity can accomplish.
 
SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest has the team, knowledge, and equipment to remove excess water and residual moisture left by seasonal storms. Contact us as soon as the problem presents. Our phone at (402) 800-2134 is answered 24/7.

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