How to Safely Cleanup Flood Damage in Sandwich Properties
SERVPRO Brings Storm Damage Mitigation to Sandwich Homes
Tree limbs and flying debris from storms in the Sandwich area frequently result in structural damage. Snow and ice storms can bring down limbs and cause roof damage from ice dams. The end effect is that rain or groundwater can enter a home and quickly generate considerable damage.
Sandwich homes with flood damage often need repairs outside the property before the water cleanup efforts begin. SERVPRO technicians have the training and tools to make solid temporary repairs to areas of the home such as:
- Tarping over roofing damaged by tree limbs or high winds
- Broken window temp repairs
- Sandbagging around doorways to limit further water entry
SERVPRO technicians can assist with cleaning downed tree limbs as they perform the water mitigation service for the structure. A tree limb hitting the roof can cause problems from torn-off shingles to dents and crushing of the support. This situation can be particularly bad if the limbs have added extra weight from snow and ice.
When a roof or window has water damage, the technicians use their equipment to determine how much, if any, moisture penetrated the walls and surrounding area. Rain coming in through a broken window can ruin the walls, insulation inside, and flooring directly under the window. These areas need to be inspected carefully to see if it needs extraction and drying efforts from the techs.
The techs choose the proper size and type of water removal equipment to ensure that the maximum amount of moisture is removed. When needed, insulation and damaged walls can be opened to allow for airflow and complete drying.
SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands at (508) 888-5985 brings fast and thorough flood damage cleanup to Sandwich properties. Our trained and certified experts are available 24/7 to make the situation "Like it never even happened."