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When A Severe Thunderstorm Causes Flooding In Your Fort Collins Home, You Need The Team At SERVPRO!

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When A Severe Thunderstorm Causes Flooding In Your Fort Collins Home, You Need The Team At SERVPRO! SERVPRO of Fort Collins understands that time is of the essence when floodwaters have entered your home in Fort Collins.

Flood Damage Cleanup For Your Home In Fort Collins

When the weather conditions in Fort Collins turn south, it can take a massive toll on your property. Severe thunderstorms and flooding can lead to severe damage to your home. When this happens, the contents inside are also at risk of harm from exposure to the elements, such as floodwaters. Although the weather cannot be controlled, there are ways to safely and quickly mitigate and restore your home.

Delaying the restoration and cleanup process after flood damage to your Fort Collins structure only leads to additional damage and higher repair costs. Therefore, you should contact our staff at SERVPRO right away. We are a professional restoration company who have the training and the tools get your property back to pre-damage condition in a timely fashion.

When flooding occurs, floodwaters can cause damage to flooring, carpeting, walls, plus other contents, plus increase your risk for mold growth. SERVPRO techs know it is essential to move quickly in a situation like this to prevent further damage.

When it comes to hardwood flooring, our drying strategy focuses on preventing cupping, buckling, or warping from becoming permanent. The effect of water on the floor is determined by how much water and how long the water was on the floor. Warping and cupping, if not severe, might be taken out by sanding as part of the refinishing process.

Usually, a hardwood floor can’t be refinished until the moisture content level stabilizes. Wood floors can take one to two months to acclimate before they can be sanded and refinished. If they are sanded too early, they could crown or cup as the drying continues.

We need to dry any affected hardwood flooring as soon as possible. Wooden materials that stay wet for long periods are susceptible to permanent damage. Mold growth is also likely when the moisture content is over twenty percent. There is equipment we can use to force airflow underneath the floor, drying it from below, which might allow you to avoid perforating the floor finish.

We also monitor the subflooring by using a penetrating moisture meter. We must ensure that it is dry as well. The use of desiccant dehumidifiers might be necessary when surfaces are dry, but moisture remains in some parts of your structure.

SERVPRO of Fort Collins understands that time is of the essence when floodwaters have entered your home in Fort Collins. Contact us right away by dialing (970) 493-6335 so we can help you restore your home to its preloss condition.

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