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Some Ways to Simplify Storm Damage Remediation in Colorado Springs

2/16/2020 (Permalink)

melting snow running down the gutters Excessive waters can lead to flooding in your home. Have SERVPRO of speed dial and call right away if flooding occurs.

Snow Melt Flooding Can Damage Lower-Lying Colorado Springs Homes

After heavier snows, warmer temperatures lead to melting that sends snowmelt runoff to creeks, streams, and other bodies of water surrounding Colorado Springs homes. The migration of this runoff water can collect at these points and cause levels to rise above the banks and natural borders. This process can happen days after the snow begins to melt but can ultimately flood homes and businesses within the vicinity of rivers and creeks cresting above the property level.

Whether you are contending with direct damage to your house or snow melt floods in Colorado Springs, the response of qualified professionals can make a significant difference in the overall losses you experience. Natural flooding scenarios can spread quickly throughout the lower levels of a home, exposing walls, flooring, contents, and more to saturation concerns and even potential contamination. Addressing these threats in your property involves focused extraction, drying, cleaning, and possibly controlled demolition.

Drying decisions are a considerable portion of the prepping that is necessary before our SERVPRO professionals fully take over a job site and begin restoration. During this scoping of the job, when the home is at its worst, choices must get made about the salvageability of individual items and construction materials. Because we have an in-house team of licensed residential contractors, we can offer controlled demolition when the restoration is unrealistic, and when it can benefit the drying process.

Natural flooding can leave several inches or feet of standing water throughout the property, meaning that the choice of extractors in the house is an essential one. Because of the likelihood of solids and debris in the standing water penetrating your house, our SERVPRO professionals might likely choose trash pumps or the truck-mount extractors before addressing moisture and saturation with our effective drying strategies.

From the water removal to the thorough cleaning and disinfection of structural elements that did not get removed from the house, our SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs team can help after a flood. We have powerful tools and years of experience to make flood losses “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (719) 574-2789.

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