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The Ways Your Home Can be Damaged | SERVPRO of East Brownsville & South Padre Island

11/17/2023 (Permalink)

residentail home with roof destroyed and debris falling down If you discover damage in your residence, call SERVPRO of East Brownsville & South Padre Island right away.

Our homes face a multitude of threats on a daily basis. Strong storms blowing in, fire hazards, sudden flooding…even just the neighbors who care a little too much about their yard and send rocks flying through your window when they mow for the fifth time…could have you calling your insurance company.

We may face lots of potential threats, but we can’t let them interrupt our lives. Instead we should do everything we can to prepare for them, and that means learning as much as possible about the most common kinds of home damage.

SERVPRO of East Brownsville & South Padre Island is here to help when you do have damages, making recovery just as easy as being prepared.

The Biggest Risks

We are certainly not strangers to risk living in this part of Texas. We have seen hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes and even some unusual freezing temps that have resulted in damage to homes, streets and everything else in their path. Our homes are also challenged by the extreme heat waves we often see during the summer months.

Even with risks that will vary according to the time of the year, there are three kinds of damage we should all understand well in order to take steps to prevent it. Damage to the roof, water damage and fires are big threats that people around the nation face and need to prepare for.

Your home could be damaged by water in a multitude of ways, both from inside and outside your home. This might include coastal flooding, flash flooding or just a burst pipe. Your roof could be damaged as the remnants of a hurricane blow through, or it could be hit by a tree limb that should have been trimmed long ago. While most sources of fire are manmade, preventable accidents, they can also be started inside or outside of the home.

Compounding Damages

Living through a single event is traumatic enough, but as reality begins to dawn on the full extent of your disaster, you will likely see compounding damage to your home. A flood can destroy your furniture, and then leave you dealing with mold that starts to damage your foundation.

A fire doesn’t just burn one part of your house, it sends smoke and soot damage into rooms that never even saw flames. On top of that, there is a good chance parts of your home will also be dealing with water and potential mold damage from the effort to put the fire out.

No matter what kind of disaster your home endured, your recovery process will need to happen in steps in order to make sure every base is covered.

When you call us, we start taking as much information over the phone as possible while we mobilize a team with the right equipment to head to your property. Our crew not only has the tools and training to handle water, storm or fire damage—we can handle your tear down and construction needs, too.

If your home has a flooded basement or a leaking roof, we will make our first priority getting everything dried out and saving as much of your property as we can. As we move along in the recovery process, we can replace roof beams and seal sections of your home in order to prevent mold growth and keep things structurally sound.

When a fire strikes in your home, we will tackle the most damaged areas first in order to secure the area and prevent potential damage from weather coming in. We will address the burned odor along with making sure every room near and far from where the fire was is smoke- and soot-free. Depending on how bad your damage was, we can tear down and rebuild entire rooms if that is what it takes to make your home truly yours again.

Not only do we start your recovery fast, day or night, we also work directly with your insurance company in order to create the smoothest process possible. Working with SERVPRO® means one call is all it takes to coordinate every aspect of your restoration. We are the only contractors you will need as we get your life put back together.

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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