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Why SERVPRO Can Help With Winter Flood Damage In Northwest Omaha

12/22/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding scenarios are not limited to the warmer months in Northwest Omaha.  The wintry mix of rain, ice, snow, and sleet we can experience here can impact your home with water damage due to flooding.  Lower temperatures and ice complicate matters, making it even more important to use a reputable remediation company when a storm, plumbing failure, or appliance malfunction floods any area of your home during the winter.

Heavy, wet snow can lead to flood damage in Northwest Omaha.  If your home falls victim to the effects of an ice storm, roofs and siding may be unable to hold the weather at bay, allowing moisture to intrude.  As the icy coating melts, it can seep in through the slightest openings, or flow in through gaping holes opened in the structure by falling tree limbs or downed power poles.  Waste no time when this scenario presents, as a rapid and professional response is essential.

SERVPRO can assist you with roof-tarping and board up services, the first step to remediate the damage done by frozen and liquid water during the storm.  Once your property is secured, our crew chief will assess the damage.  Water naturally moves through the structure to lower levels, collecting on floors but also hiding in cavities can be detected with penetrating and non-penetrating moisture meters, thermohygrometers, and infrared cameras by our IICRC-trained team to establish the dimensions and severity of the flood damage.

Our crews match equipment to the various phases of ground water flood damage mitigation.  Pumps and extractors clear large quantities of standing water, containing and then disposing of it outside the building's structure.  We can detect and remove hidden caches of water using a variety of strategies, including holes drilled through drywall behind base boards, through mortar joints, or flood cuts.  Access to dry out all wet spaces is critical to minimize secondary damage such as mold growth.  Familiarity with all possible aspects of flood damage is why SERVPRO is an industry leader.

The final phase of flood damage remediation is structural drying.  Air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers are stocked on all our service vehicles, preventing delays as the abatement plan progresses.  Our thorough preparation makes most projects seamless, another reason why SERVPRO is the best choice of ready your home for eventual rebuilding and restoration by your chosen contractor.

SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest helps manage the effects of flooding any season of the year.  When water intrudes, make your first call to our team (402) 800-2134.

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