Water Damage Hurricane Season : Pompano : Water Removal

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What Water Damage During Hurricane Season in Pompano Can Do to Your House

Do you know what your risk is for water damage in hurricane season in Pompano? If you live in Pompano you have probably been flooded with information regarding preparedness but have you actually thought it through and visualized what you would be dealing with? It is an exercise worth going through that might motivate you and the rest of the family to take preparedness seriously.

While the prediction for the 2014 hurricane season is for light activity there is no guarantee that a storm won't roll off Africa and find its way to Pompano. We talk about categories and we know that a Cat 5 like Katrina is a killer but do you really understand what your house is facing with lesser storms? Here's a quick rundown on top sustained wind speeds:

  • Category 1 – 95 mph
  • Category 2 – 110 mph
  • Category 3 – 129 mph
  • Category 4 – 156 mph
  • Category 5 – 157 mph or higher (Katrina's top winds were 170 mph)

A Category 3 is considered a major storm but categories 1 and 2 can snap limbs and uproot trees as well as do a number on loose or missing shingles and tiles. When virtually anything outside can become a wind propelled missile the odds of an unprotected roof or window failing are high. When that happens the weather outside becomes the weather inside and the volume of water it can bring is staggering.

After the storm you want to make sure everyone is safe and then you have to address the water problem immediately. Your first call should be to your insurance company. The second call should be to a disaster recovery company like ours. The longer you let the water sit the more damage your home will experience.

Remember that you most likely will not have power so whoever you bring in to assist in water removal is going to need truck mounted extraction equipment. Removing the water and water damaged flooring is pretty straight forward but then comes the process of drying out and that absolutely has to be thorough to prevent the growth of mold.

Often times walls cannot be completely dried out and need to be removed. If you find yourself in this position you may want to turn this disaster into an opportunity to do insurance funded remodeling. If you go that route make certain you select a company that has the talent to do more than patch drywall and paint.

But you can mitigate all the damage and eliminate most of the inconvenience and cost by following the recommendations provided to prepare your home for the storm.

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