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6/6/2023 (Permalink)

Flood Damage Concerns During Winter Storms In Omaha

Any given winter storm coming to the Omaha area can bring with it a variety of types of precipitation. Although snow is generally expected, sleet, and flooding rain are also common as storm fronts roll through. Regardless of the season, homeowners enduring the devastation of flooding need a remediation company with the trained technicians and up to date equipment capable of removing the water and thoroughly drying the structure to mitigate damage. We are up to the challenge.

The colder temperatures in the winter months make rapid mitigation of flood damage in Omaha essential. Because heating systems often have their base unit in the basement or lower level of a home, excess water can interfere with the climate control in your home. With freezing temperatures looming, a potential failure of your heating system exposes your home to even greater risk. Pipes can freeze, sending even more water into the house. Drying usually takes longer, and your family might need to relocate while the issue is resolved.

When SERVPRO arrives on the scene our experienced crew lead will plot out a course of action. The crew members work immediately, following the crew leader's plan. No delay is necessary because our service vehicles are fully stocked with our tools of the remediation trade -- pumps, extractors, air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers as well as cleaning and sanitizing equipment and products.

Our goal is to remove the standing water, including any water that migrated into cavities between walls or other hidden spaces. SERVPRO crew members are trained to IICRC Standards, including the use of moisture detection equipment that assists us in finding even hidden flood waters. Once our pumps and extractors remove the water, we set up a drying perimeter. Achieving the proper balance of air movement, temperature, and relative humidity pulls water out of the structural components. The resulting water vapor is condensed and absorbed by our dehumidifiers, and for disposal.

The final steps SERVPRO completes include disinfection with EPA registered antimicrobials. We work quickly to remove and dry out the water to prevent mold from gaining a foothold, but the sanitizing steps help inhibit the risk. After our work crew wraps up the project your home is ready for any restoration needed by your chosen contractor.

SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest is ready to respond to flooding disasters 12 months out of the year. Contact us at (402) 800-2134 to schedule an assessment if you struggle with winter flood damage.
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