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Storm Water Damage Repair in Durham Requires SERVPRO’s Help

5/7/2023 (Permalink)

Regardless of the severity of the storm and remaining storm damage, you can rest assured that SERVPRO can help. Contact us 24/7 after an event.

What to Expect from Storm Water Damage Repair in Durham

A storm and the accompanying rain, wind, and hail can transform your home from a haven to a disaster area. Thankfully, professional restorers can quickly repair the destruction and restore everything to normal. Knowing what to expect from expert restorers can make you feel less anxious about cleanup efforts.

No matter the severity of the storm damage in your home, SERVPRO can assist you in tackling it. We have decades of experience in performing stormwater damage repair in Durham. Our restorers can review the storm damage situation and decide which actions to take. These actions may include:

  • Preventing the spreading of floodwater.
  • Removing contents at risk for damage, like electronics.
  • Sealing off flooded areas. 

One of the initial steps our SERVPRO remediation technicians can take is to drain the stormwater. The water may have mud, sand, and other debris. The self-priming trash pump is ideal for removing such water. The pump provides easy access to the pump body if it becomes clogged. Small self-priming trash pumps are portable and can move 10,000 to 60,000 gallons of water per hour using a 1 to 4-inch hose.

Drying is the other vital step in stormwater damage restoration. We seek to achieve balanced drying, the ideal situation where the evaporation rate is slightly less than or equal to the rate of ventilation or dehumidification. We can set up air movers and dehumidification equipment to speed up drying.

Our SERVPRO team can also make flood cuts in the affected rooms. We make the cuts into the wall about one foot above the water line to determine if interior walls have taken water and if insulation and wiring have sustained damage. We can also make flood cuts several days after the disaster to look for mold infestation. We can replace the drywall and insulation if our technicians discover mold behind the walls.

Even after removing the stormwater and drying your property, unpleasant odors can linger. Our SERVPRO team can use different odor-removal techniques to deal with malodors. 

Contact SERVPRO of North Durham for stormwater damage restoration services. Our helpline is (919) 467-0880. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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