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Essential Information About Flood Damage Loss in Raleigh

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

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Flooding is known for its devastating effects on homes. However, abiding by this general outlook can mislead you about the level of flood damage left at your Raleigh home. Consulting a professional to help with restoration creates an advantage since you can get accurate information about all the issues you face.

When an experienced team handles flood damage losses in Raleigh properties, decisions are based on technical information and inference from past restoration jobs. That way, fair judgment is possible, ensuring valuables are not disposed of unnecessarily or time wasted trying to save unsalvageable materials. Better information also helps SERVPRO complete the renovation faster.

Flooding characteristics

  • Flooding is invasive but not always terminal
  • The most outstanding issues may be easiest to handle
  • Widespread soiling is common

When flooding is severe, structural components like frames and wall panels cannot survive the immense physical strain and deterioration from exposure to significant moisture levels. However, since most flooding situations do not reach extreme levels, terminal structural damage does not always develop. What is highly likely is deep soiling since floodwaters sweep materials outside and deposit them inside properties. In contrast, dyes, resins, and other materials released from contents and structural areas internally stir soiling.

Flood damage patterns

Although disorganization is one of the outstanding characteristics of storm damage, some issues tend to recur in most incidents and can be regarded as flooding patterns. Some are visual, while others are hidden. For example, the level where rising water reaches is visible along wall surfaces, indicating where mitigation is required. Invisible issues include the deep contamination of porous materials that even a thorough cleanup cannot eliminate.

Factors influencing damage

  • Whether water is fast-moving or slow rising
  • The amount of water involved
  • The period property is submerged

Flood water exerts significant pressure on structures since even 6 inches of moving water can knock down a person. When the water is fast flowing, the pressure is extreme enough to knock down entire structures. The amount of water involved matters since it determines how deeply house sections are submerged.

SERVPRO of Cary / Morrisville / Apex is fully equipped with information and tools to handle flood damage. Call us at (919) 615-1160. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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