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Storm Damage Costs

10/18/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Costs

Water and ice can be highly dangerous. Flooding from hurricane damage, storm damage, wind damage and rising ground water can cause all kinds of problems. A homeowner may be faced with hail damage after a particularly prolonged period of rain and river flooding. Flood water may overwhelm a flood pump and get into the house. If the weather turns colder, ice can form leading to ice damage from frozen pipes, an ice dam in the home and ice damming on the property itself. Wind damage can cause roof damage such as a roof leak and lead to the need for roof repair. In the aftermath of hurricane damage, hail damage, ice damage or any kind of storm damage from river flooding and flood water, it is imperative to begin water restoration efforts that can help with storm remediation. Any homeowner should bear in mind that home restoration costs may include repairing roof damage, wind damage, ice damage and coping with the aftereffects of river flooding.

The Floors

Floors can be especially vulnerable to the effects of rising ground water, wind damage and ice damage. In the winter, an ice dam may form in the pipes, causing frozen pipes. Ice damming can lead to leaks from flood water and ground water in places such as the basement. A flood pump may not be able to remove the ground water effectively, leading to flood water that remains in the area for days at a time after hurricane damage, hail damage or storm damage. Flooring can rot once the water gets inside. Wood can be easily damaged by a roof leak and flooding. A roof repair of the roof leak can stop the immediate storm damage and the hurricane damage once the storm has ended. However, lingering river flooding from hail damage can be particularly tough on many floors. The flooring may be damaged along with any subfloors. Water restoration and home restoration efforts need to be in place once the flooding stops in order to help with storm remediation.

The Walls

Another area that is prone to flooding from roof damage and a roof leak are the walls, A flood pump may be breached if there is too much roof damage. In the spring and summer, the flood pump may allow excess water to get into a room and rise up several feet. During the winter, ice damming can be equally damaging to the walls. An ice dam in frozen pipes can build up and cause issues even after roof repair. The waters can flow from the ice dam as the weather gets slightly warmer. Frozen pipes from ice damming can crest over time and then suddenly leak out from a roof repair. In that case, any storm restoration efforts must take into account the costs of water restoration and home restoration that may need to focus on getting rid of moisture in the walls.

Making the Space Livable

Making the space livable again should be the true focus of storm restoration and storm remediation. Storm restoration efforts need to focus on getting the water from the home. All water restoration efforts also need to focus on bringing out any remaining water that may be hidden in the pipes and only found after basic storm restoration efforts are completed. The home restoration process may involve removing parts of the home such as the flooring and replacing it. Any homeowner need to be aware that they .may face many kinds of costs as a result of their storm remediation. This may include the initial costs of removing all the items that have been damaged in the flood as well as any other items that may be damaged after the flood is finished. They also need to bear in mind that costs may ongoing as members of the team discover how much damage has taken place after it
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