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What Determines the Loss Levels After Flood Damage in St. Petersburg Homes?

12/29/2021 (Permalink)

Boots in flood water If you are faced with flood damage, call on our experts for help. We are available to assist you 24/7.

An Experienced Restoration Team From SERVPRO Can Help You Respond to Any Loss From Flooding

Flooding is generally destructive to properties, but the severity of each incident varies. Many factors influence the destructiveness of flood damage on your structure and thus determine the resources needed for restoration.

Estimating the destructiveness of flood damage at your St. Petersburg home from a casual observation is not easy because flooding causes visible and invisible problems. For example, you cannot estimate the contamination levels in your house from casual observation. Seeking help from a professional like SERVPRO eases evaluation and resolving damages.

Some Factors That Help Reveal the Destructiveness of a Flooding Incident Include: 

  • The depth of water involved
  • Structural breaches such as shattered windows or a torn roof
  • The time taken before restoration starts

Moving water exerts great forces on standing structures. The force increases with the depth of the water. Therefore, if your property lies in the path of a moving stream of water, you can expect significant devastation. Apart from physical force, water also causes deterioration of materials once absorbed. Therefore an incident that heavily inundates your house provides an uninterrupted moisture supply leading to significant deterioration.

Unlike the exterior parts of your structure, which are designed to withstand weather elements, the interiors are highly vulnerable. When storm winds shatter windows or blow off shingles, the interiors, including ceilings, walls, and contents, are exposed to precipitation and changing temperatures, among other things. Our SERVPRO crew can intervene to limit the damage by installing a roof tarp or boarding up any wall openings. 

If possible, flood restoration should start soon after discovery. However, delays can occur, especially if the storm affects vast areas since water takes longer to recede and important utilities like roads may be blocked. 

SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg is a reliable partner to help you cope with any type of flood damage at your property, "Like it never even happened." Call us at (727) 522-0000.

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