How Our Crew Can Help Restore Your Flood Damaged Home In Boulder
Flood Preparation And Flood Damage In Your Boulder Home
Disasters are a part of life, and residents in Boulder are at risk for flooding just like anyone else. Even if you don't live in an area prone to heavy rains, changing weather patterns can be surprising, so it is best to be prepared ahead of time instead of assuming it won’t ever affect you and your home.
If flooding has happened in your area already and you are facing flood damage in your Boulder home, you need the help of a professional restoration service as quickly as possible. The longer you let the water sit in your home, the more chance for additional damage. Therefore, contact SERVPRO as soon as the storms subside so we can get the water out of your home and return it to the safe, dry residence you are accustomed to having.
In flood-prone areas, you can consider raising the level of your home. However, doing so can be quite costly, so if you do not have that in your budget, you might consider covering the interior walls with a waterproof sealant. They are used most often on basement walls and are surprisingly effective.
Making sure you also have adequate rain gutters and that you keep them maintained is also essential. If you don’t want to do it yourself, you can hire someone to keep your gutters cleaned a couple of times per year. Adding splash pads and downspouts also increase the efficiency of gutters and channels water flow further from your foundation.
In a flood situation, SERVPRO techs first set out to pull all the excess water from your home with truck-mounted pumps. The more water we can extract, the better. Once this is done, we can proceed to dry your home again with industrial fans and dehumidifiers. Sometimes during the restoration process, we remove some of your possessions from the home to an offsite location so we can restore them there, then return them when we are finished.
Sandbags are also good to have on hand in case of a flood threat. The purpose is to divert the water flow, not be a barricade around your home. If they are set up incorrectly, sandbags could have unintended results, like keeping water close to your home’s foundation. Check the grading of your home before you place the sandbags and put them where they’ll divert the water away from your structure.
SERVPRO of Lafayette / Louisville wants to help you if your home in Erie, Niwot, or Valmont has experienced flooding. Call us right away at (303) 604-6607 once the storms subside so we can make it like the floodwaters never entered your home in the first place.
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