The Concerns of Post-Storm Water Damage in Cambridge Homes
Threats from Water Damage Following Severe Weather
Severe weather is no stranger to the area, so homes must prepare for the possibility of water damage after these disasters. Our fast-responding SERVPRO team can assess the concerns a storm leaves behind and begin restoration.
What Water in Your Home Means
Water damage in Cambridge properties following a storm can mean several possible things. Issues that allow water or flooding to penetrate the property should get resolved as soon as possible. Water in your house after a storm can mean:
- Building Envelope Has Failed – Storms can damage your home's roof, siding, and other exterior elements, keeping the water from entering.
- Flooding Has Overwhelmed the Structure – Flash floods can be particularly forceful in their aggression towards homes, so doorways and other accessible openings can be exploited.
- Drainage and Diversion Issues – A condition as simple as a clogged gutter can force pooling water in these installations to overflow and pour down the side of the house, sometimes between the siding and plywood backing.
Cleaning Up Water Damage in The House
The first step in removing water damage in the house after a storm is clearing any pooling on the structure's floors. Flooding can be particularly concerning in this area, with several inches or even feet of standing water to face. We have multiple extraction devices like pumps and vacuums to overcome water removal needs.
Even with the surface water removed, many steps remain to return your home to pre-storm condition. Drying is also an essential component of the process, introducing tools like air movers and dehumidifiers to the equation for efficient evaporation and moisture regulation.
After a storm, your home can experience several types of water damage. We are mitigation and restoration experts to help when disaster strikes. Call SERVPRO of Cambridge / Belmont at (617) 864-7378.