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Handling Hurricane Irma Damage To Your Boynton Beach Home

10/23/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Handling Hurricane Irma Damage To Your Boynton Beach Home Hurricane Irma Destruction in Boynton Beach Is Mitigated with the Help of SERVPRO

SERVPRO Removes Storm Water and Dries Out Structures to Mitigate Damages

Even the most prepared and seasonal storm-experienced Boynton Beach homeowner may be taken by surprise when the devastation of a hurricane affects his or her house. The path of a storm can also change unexpectedly, causing more damage than initially anticipated. Having a reliable hurricane restoration company in mind to handle the outcome is the smartest plan.
 
Water damage comes from many different angles when a hurricane is involved. A Boynton Beach home that appears to have little to no hurricane damage on a casual inspection may still exhibit significant interior water incursion. The humidity of our area also threatens to create its own moisture-related damage when several days pass without power, and the climate control system, especially air conditioning and dehumidifiers, do not operate for some time. An inspection post-storm by our water damage experts isolates issues that need attention.
 
The force of the winds may push water through window openings, soaking the framing and sills, causing the materials to warp. SERVPRO technicians are trained to take accurate moisture measurements and help determine drying goals for this hidden hazard. Once the wood framing dries, our team takes steps to ensure the windows are plumb and close tightly or any future rainstorms can exacerbate the problem.
 
Cinder block construction may hide water in interior cells, and dampness can persist between walls. Technologically advanced methods allow us to scan for this hidden water and use strategies learned in IICRC approved courses to remove it. Suctioning of carefully positioned holes, and removal of sections of drywall may all come into play to release moisture as SERVPRO works to remove the water. Evacuating the standing water and completing drying with air movers and dehumidifiers is essential to prevent secondary water damage like mold infestations.
 
Checking for subtle damage on the roof or the gutter and downspout system is also crucial after your home survives a hurricane. Properly positioned gutters and drains move water off and away from your foundation. Bent, loose, and clogged gutters and downspouts fail to funnel water off appropriately, causing issues later. Shingles and flashings may have allowed water to enter during the high winds, so an evaluation is to ensure all water damage is remediated.
 
Call (561) 413-9754 to schedule an appointment with SERVPRO of Boynton Beach if you have any concerns about recent hurricane damage. Set your mind fully at ease with a comprehensive damage assessment.

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