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Does Storm-Related Flood Damage Always Destroy Kansas City Homes?

1/16/2022 (Permalink)

heavy rain hitting roof Storms and flooding are no stranger to our area. SERVPRO's trained techs are on call 24/7 to handle all your storm damage restoration needs.

SERVPRO Estimate Damage Levels and Takes Action to Salvage Kansas City Properties

Storms affect properties in different ways, including inundating them and causing various forms of physical damage. If your Kansas City home is impacted, there is a significant chance of destruction. However, you should not assume extreme damage until you have confirmation.

The level of flood damage left in Kansas City properties can depend on the intensity of an incident or the safeguards established in a property to combat storms. The response mounted after the incident can also influence the outcome. That is why SERVPRO expedites restoration.

Some property safeguards that limit storm damage include:

  • Installation of storm shutters
  • Trimming tree branches
  • Flood-proofing foundations and crawl spaces
  • Having standby power

If there are no structural enhancements against storms and flooding, significant damage can occur even from a minor incident. For instance, high winds and flying debris shatter glass windows without storm shutters easily. As the wind blows inside the house, it applies upward pressure on the roof, which increases the chances of shingles being blown off, thus letting rainwater into areas that would otherwise escape flooding. 

Flooding is most destructive when it involves groundwater. Some measures help modify how a property interacts with groundwater. Dry flood-proofing is an option that includes using concrete to make the foundation watertight. Wet flood-proofing is another option in which crawl spaces and basements are modified to allow water to enter and exit the structure, minimizing damages. 

Whether a house is reinforced against storms and flooding or not, the response mounted influences the outcome. SERVPRO teams are always prepared to offer assistance within a few hours after flooding sets in, thus saving a property. 

Crucial actions that control the impact of flooding include:

  • Managing contaminants
  • Expediting stagnant water extraction
  • Moving contents to limit exposure

SERVPRO of Kansas City Midtown is committed to helping homeowners fight flood damage. You can reach us at (816) 895-8890 for assistance in making any incident "Like it never even happened."

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