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Sustained Summertime Storms Cause Flood Damage In Ormond By The Sea

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

Tree fallen on roof after severe storm. If you have a terrible storm near your home you shouldn't try and clean up alone. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for remediation assistance.

Storm Flood Damage Experts In Ormond By The Sea Discuss Problems With Wet Carpet

The hurricane season has recently started, meaning that a storm could hit the Ormond by the Sea area. The hurricane season every year brings about the weather that can cause your property storm flood damage. Even if your home is not directly in the eye of a vicious hurricane, your neighborhood could still get hit with excessive rainstorms and dangerous high-speed winds. The combination of rain and wind can cause problems with your house's structure.

For example, if wind causes a medium-size tree to hit your house and break a window, rainwater can then enter your home and create more issues for you. Any hole in your exterior can create storm flood damage inside your Ormond by the Sea residence. Once a window in your building shatters, your structure is exposed, and water can quickly enter and negatively affect your contents and building materials. Moisture can cause many problems with items inside your house, especially with anything that is made from organic materials.

Carpet is one example of a building component that contains organic substances. Most fabric flooring materials have a paper backing that is composed of natural elements. When carpets get wet, the organic backing that hold your flooring together can pull away from your carpet fibers, thus ruining your flooring. The paper on the back of your carpet can also become a food source for fungi if it is left wet for too long.

If your carpet ever gets wet after a storm, our SERVPRO water restoration technicians or WRTs can help you save your carpet and prevent mold growth. As soon as our meters tell us that your carpet is wet, we start by using specialized extraction tools to remove the moisture while it is still a liquid. We then can float your carpet by putting an air mover underneath it so that the backing of your carpet and your subfloor gets dried out.

After all of the moisture gets removed from your carpet, it can still hold mildew like odors as a result of the problems created by the storm that struck your neighborhood. To remove these odors, we usually clean your carpets after any water damage takes place.

If your house in Mound Grove, Tomoka Estates, Holly Hill, or National Gardens ever gets negatively affected by severe weather, go ahead and call in SERVPRO of North Daytona Beach / Ormond Beach at (386) 677-9993 so that we can return your home to its previous state "Like it never even happened."

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