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Wind Can Cause Significant Damage To Your Gilbert Home

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Flood damage might seem small, but it almost always spreads farther than its initial area.

Wind And Open Windows Bring Flood Damage To Gilbert Homes' Interiors

Rain showers during Spring get lawns in Gilbert ready for the summertime heat. Leaving a window open to bring in fresh air can cause problems if the wind becomes too strong and pushes water into your home.

Gilbert homeowners can end up with flood damage when wind forces rainwater in through screens. This water might seem inconsequential and minor, but our moisture meters often reveal that a much larger affected area exists. Because water seeps both sideways and down, padding can become wet even when the carpet above seems dry.

SERVPRO specialists can dry the area out and protect your home from the effects of flood damage. When homeowners allow such situations to continue and do not get these areas dried, mold and other kinds of damage can happen. We help residents by acting quickly, even when damage seems minimal.

An air mover that forces moisture out of the flooring components can prevent damage from becoming permanent. We float carpets when damage like this occurs, as this method does not require the removal of the entire carpet and can save the padding. When large-scale flooding exists that carries contaminants, however, we remove the padding and carpet so we can clean and sanitize the flooring underneath. Such high-levels of contamination ruin carpets and require their replacement.

When non-carpeted areas under windows become soaked, our specialists typically dry the area under the floor to ensure that water seeping down evaporates so our desiccant machines can remove the moisture from your property. Rapid drying can mean that otherwise ruined flooring sustains little long-term damage. This includes curling and cupping of wood floors.

To protect your home from additional damage that happens when you allow them to remain, call us, SERVPRO of Gilbert at our 24-hour service line, (480) 558-7620. Flood damage might seem small, but it almost always spreads farther than its initial area. Serving areas nearby, including Gateway and Higley, we work with homeowners with this and other types of damage.

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