Understanding How Flood Damage Moves in Norwich Homes
SERVPRO Cleans and Restores All Flood Damage
Like any water damage event, moisture migrates fast through homes and businesses. It is essential to understand how these effects move in a structure to appreciate the many phases of mitigation and restoration.
Water Infiltration Damage
The first impact of flood damage to Norwich properties is the infiltration of water from the outside into the residence. From the intrusion to crawlspaces to vulnerabilities in the roof or foundation construction to penetrate the attic or basement, flooding can rapidly become overwhelming. Licensed contractors on our team can manage the build-back needs to stop the penetrating flood effects.
Higher volumes of water sit on the surface of materials and pool several inches in many flooding situations. It is vital to determine the most efficient method of removing the standing water from the premises, as many of these threats come with debris and solids in the water as well. We have various options in this regard, most of which depend on the specific circumstances of depth and cleanliness of the water. These include:
- Trash pumps
- Electric submersible pumps
- Wet vacuums
- Light wands
Saturation and Absorption
The longer that water remains exposed to the building materials and contents, the more damage that results. Saturation into flooring and wall systems is difficult to prevent, especially with porous materials. Absorption into construction materials can often lead to a need for controlled demolition. If these affected materials can be preserved, we can use a combination of air movers and positive pressure systems to dry out the impacted surfaces.
Flooding is one of the more overwhelming situations that homes and businesses endure. With the severe weather that our region experiences throughout the year, it is a likelihood many homeowners should prepare to face. With a growing roster of talented technicians and contractors, SERVPRO of Norwich and Windham County is ready to help when you call (860) 887-0447.