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What Are the Initial Concerns of Powerful Flash Flood Damage to Fort Lee Homes?

11/27/2021 (Permalink)

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Flash flooding gets its name from its rapid development and unpredictability. Homes are vulnerable to these harmful conditions after torrential rainfall and ideal environmental conditions. With the force that this flooding reaches properties, it can substantially damage a home or business in several ways.

Physical Damage to the Building Envelope

The way that flood damage in Fort Lee first shows its signs is through physical destruction. The pressure of this migrating water against the building envelope can quickly find and exploit weakened areas of your home’s foundation and exterior. Board-up and tarping services become vital when these vulnerabilities exist to prevent further damage and exposure to the house.

Solids and Debris in the Intruding Water

Debris and solids carried in with the flooding can also be a concern for homeowners. Mud, silt, and even live creatures pose a critical threat to the property. While extraction can often reveal some of these concerns, added cleaning and recovery measures are necessary to return the property to pre-flood conditions when they are present in the house.

Safety Concerns with Standing Water

There is no mistaking the severity of standing water. Pooling of any kind is threatening to exposed building materials and contents. Prolonged exposure is an even greater concern, as this can deteriorate and ruin building materials, flooring, contents, and more.

Potential Contaminants in the Flood

Contamination is another concern with natural flooding. Flash floods consume what is in their path and can leave your property exposed to many concerning substances like:

  • Sewage
  • Chemicals
  • Organic Matter
  • Biohazard Threats

Flash flooding overwhelms properties quickly, and it can be difficult to know what all your home needs without the involvement of experienced and respected professionals like our SERVPRO of Fort Lee team. We are ready to help whenever disasters strike to make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at (201) 496-6024.

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