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Home Damage and How It Happens | SERVPRO of Westfield

11/17/2023 (Permalink)

residential home with roof destroyed and debris falling down If you discover damage in your residence, call SERVPRO of Westfield right away.

Have you ever sat down and thought about the ways in which your home can be damaged? There are a lot of things that could happen, from severe weather to a fire. Even just a broken window from the neighborhood ball game that got out of control could have you calling your insurance company and facing a renovation.

There may be a lot of risks we face, but that doesn’t mean we should spend our days worrying about them. Instead, we should get ourselves and our homes prepared for them so that we know even the most unpredictable storm won’t leave us with extreme losses.

In order to be prepared for the damages our homes might end up with, we first need to understand them. The more we get to know what risks we have, the more we can also understand how easy recovering from them can be. With SERVPRO of Westfield right around the corner, recovery after a disaster won’t only be easy, but it will be fast.

The Biggest Risks

Texas weather can be pretty volatile year-round. The warm months bring us hurricane season, which can still affect us in Westfield and the surrounding areas even though we are some distance from the coast. We also have to contend with the possibility of tornadoes, along with strong thunderstorms, flooding and strong winds.

While the threats are many, there are three main ways every home can be damaged that preparation efforts can be focused on. Water, fire and roof damage are common risks across the nation.

All three of these risks can happen in a number of ways. Your roof is at risk from high winds, intense rainfall or seemingly random occurrences like a limb falling out of a tree. Water can damage your home during a flood or from a plumbing failure. While the risk of wildfires is not non-existent in Texas, most fires come from internal sources and are due to human error.

Compounding Damages

Dealing with a disaster is a lot, but when you start to clearly see the amount of damage that has been left behind, you can quickly feel like it is too much to handle. Natural disasters rarely only leave behind one kind of damage, and even if they do, that damage will begin to compound as time progresses.

A flash flood will soak everything that happens to be in its route, but it also creates the perfect environment for mold to grow and spread quickly towards the foundation of your home. Fires don’t just burn anything near the flames—they also spread smoke and soot throughout your entire house. The effort to put the fire out can create damage from water or chemicals as well.

No matter where your damage came from, your restoration process will likely take several steps to complete. SERVPRO® is trained for a number of scenarios, which means we can handle anything your recovery requires. We have the equipment for water, wind, fire, mold and even construction repairs, and there isn’t a situation we haven’t seen.

If a flood overtakes your basement or your roof develops a leak during a heavy rain, our first goal will be to dry everything as fast as possible. As the recovery process proceeds, we will also take steps to make sure your home is stable—which could mean replacing roof beams or parts of your foundation. Before we are finished, we will sanitize and remove odors throughout your entire home, making sure everything is well sealed in order to prevent future mold growth.

When a fire strikes, we will again approach your recovery step by step, starting with the most damaged areas. Our team will remove anything that cannot be recovered and ensure your home is structurally sound. Fire restoration is a whole home process, even if the flames were small. We will assess every single room to ensure no lingering odors, smoke or soot damage are left behind. If part of your home was damaged beyond repair, we can rebuild it so that everything is just like new.

SERVPRO works directly with your insurance company and will handle any additional contractors that are required throughout your restoration. That means with one phone call you are done—we cover everything else for you.

Does your home need restoration and you don’t want to make more than one call? Contact us to get everything handled by one team.

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