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We are Here to Help After a Storm

1/18/2022 (Permalink)

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Storms that dump many inches of rain over a period of just a few hours expose your home to the risk of severe flooding inside your foundation. Here at SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin, Lake Oswego/West Linn, and Beaverton, our crews train extensively to respond to these types of conditions, ready to turn back the clock and return your home or business to you “Like it never even happened.” 

In the case of a storm, several days of incessant rain can soak the ground surrounding your property. The water may find nowhere to go but through the cinder blocks into your foundation. As the pounding rain rolls off the roof into your gutters, it spills over, sending torrents of water over the edge of your foundation. 

If you find yourself handling the aftermath of water damage to your home or business after storm conditions, rest assured that SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin is here to help. Our team will be able to ascertain if it is safe to work in the flooded basement, and we will begin pumping the water out of the affected area as soon as possible. 

Our crews will hit the ground running – even if the power in your home is unavailable to use. We will arrive on scene with the necessary equipment to begin the restoration process on your property. 

Once the water level is reduced, SERVPRO team members assess the condition of any mechanical systems and determine whether stored items or furnishings sustained flood damage. Cinder block walls are notorious for holding water within interior cells. Sophisticated scanning techniques find pockets of water, and we drill through mortar joints to release it. Air movers and dehumidifiers begin the process of drying the walls and floors. 

SERVPRO does not leave you high and dry after completion of the job. We consult with you about the reasons for this destructive event. Water incursions through the walls of your foundation signal that the grading around your home may need review. Poorly performing gutters and downspouts may need an upgrade. We also work you through the insurance claim process as storm related flooding frequently is a covered instance. 

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