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How Should Attic Flooding for Falmouth Homes Be Addressed?

1/13/2022 (Permalink)

water leaking in through the roof of an attic with a equipment set up to dry area Attic flooding often results as part of a storm damage scenario. Call our certified SERVPRO technicians right away to assess the situation.

Our SERVPRO fast response allows mitigation to begin immediately in flood-damaged Falmouth residences.

Flooding is one of the disasters that can quickly and thoroughly destroy a home. Even without main level penetration, flooding in an area like the attic can have far-reaching impacts. As leading storm disaster relief professionals, our SERVPRO team answers three questions when we first arrive at a property with a flooded attic. 

How Did the Attic Flood? 

One of the big questions when establishing the approach to resolve flood damage in Falmouth homes is how the flood happened. Water penetration through a structure's envelope must be identified and temporarily resolved to prevent further flooding or damage while mitigation and restoration get underway.

What Structural Damage Resulted? 

When flooding occurs through roofing materials, whether ice damming or storm damage, a structural compromise results. We have a general contractor license to help provide immediate board-up services and lasting full repairs once the flood damage inside the house has been mitigated.

Has the Water Spread to Other Areas? 

Another considerable concern for responding professionals is where the water damage has migrated from the attic. Moisture can move through materials quickly, especially with standing water on unfinished attic materials doubling as the ceiling system of the floor below. Some of the signs our team looks for to determine migration beyond our moisture detection tools are:

  • Ceiling staining
  • Drips
  • Moist materials
  • Mold spotting

Resolving Present Flood Damage 

As experienced flood restorers, we arrive with the necessary tools for extraction and drying. Attic flooding is less likely to involve contaminants, making the runoff cleanup less stringent, and more of the affected materials can be preserved.

Our SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands team can help with needed restoration and recovery when flooding impacts your home. Call today at (508) 888-5985. 

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