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We Have Advanced Equipment To Restore Your Columbus Home After A Storm

9/6/2019 (Permalink)

When conventional power is not available or sufficient our team brings their own trailer mounted portable generators to save the day.

Storm Damage Columbus – Staying Safe After a Storm

Storms can bring water into your home through holes in your roof from flying debris. Your home can flood, caused by rising creeks and storm sewers that cannot handle the volume of water. Rain falling on the roof and through a hole in your roof is relatively clean and not contaminated. Water from flooding of creeks or rivers and overloaded sewers may be contaminated.

SERVPRO in South Columbus has experience in dealing with storm damage, floods, and compromised roofs. We send a crew chief to your home to assess the situation. He or she can call for the appropriate equipment to remove water and dry your home. Also, emergency tarps to cover your leaking room as well as windows can be deployed to limit further damage.

Stay Safe After the Storm

There are many potential concerns about staying safe. Safety is one of the areas that SERVPRO evaluates when the crew chief arrives on site. Many homeowners want to get into their home to remove personal items and assess the damage themselves after the storm has passed, and the water has receded. Before you enter, evaluate electrical hazard conditions, structural conditions, and water contamination hazards. Better to stay safe and let the experts evaluate and deal with any safety issues.

Electrical lines may be down and can short circuit when the wires touch the ground. Electrical current can travel through a person causing electrocution. During a storm, significant trees on your property may have fallen on your home. Not only do the tree limbs punch a hole in your roof, but there is also a possibility the structure is destabilized as well. Part of the tree or your home may collapse just at the moment you enter the home.

Contamination from Storm Water Runoff

Water contamination can occur from runoff during floods after storm damage has struck. Various contaminants such as chemicals, feces, and bacteria are picked up by the water. If floodwaters enter your home, these contaminants are on your floors, on your contents and personal items you desperately want to recover. Avoid touching any of these items until our SERVPRO experts give you the green light.

Call SERVPRO of South Columbus at (614) 863-1392 for 24/7 serve. We serve the towns of German Village, Bexley, Pickerington, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. We pay attention to details and keep you safe.

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