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Understanding Storm Damage in Twin Falls

2/9/2020 (Permalink)

thawing snow on a roof Changing weather patterns can cause water damage in your home. Contact SERVPRO right away to help prevent mold from setting in.

Snow and Thaw Cycles Complicate Twin Falls Residential Flood Damage

Weather patterns continuously change, presenting Twin Falls homeowners with new challenges. Higher than average temperatures paired with heavy winter precipitation can bring flooding to our Southern Idaho location. Fueled by rapid melting, the overabundance of water has few outlets, with frozen ground unable to absorb the liquid. Ice and hardened snow around your home block runoff, and can act to direct water into your home. Clogged gutters and roof-line ice dams also funnel meltwater into your attic if warm air leaks and thaws the frozen mix.

Flooding Respects No Season

When unanticipated thawing of snow results in flood damage at your Twin Falls home, our year-round assistance is crucial. Unlike some flooding recovery companies that move with disasters, we are a local business available to help at all times and respond to concerns and questions after we complete a job for you. Our managers and crews master a broad range of flooding mitigations and remediation strategies during the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training. We arrive as soon as practical with all the needed state-of-the-art equipment on our service vehicles. 

Cold Temperature Challenges

Lower temperatures can make water removal and structural drying trickier. Even though the water seeping into your home is just above freezing, it still has the potential to carry contaminants, including chemicals and human waste, into your home. The municipal stormwater system is likely overwhelmed, and street drains can be blocked with ice and slush. Our employees might need to start by shoveling frozen water out of your basement or lower levels if the pressure of meltwater and snow washed out foundation walls. Our extraction equipment contains the contaminated liquid, and SERVPRO’s familiarity with local hazardous waste disposal requirements assures we manage it for you properly.

Upper Story Flooding

Whether because of ice dams or the weight of snow on a freeze-thaw cycle weakened roof, water can enter from above as well. This leakage is often unnoticed until the fluids migrate down into living areas. As the thawed snow trickles, it can pool up in building cavities, eventually migrating over ceilings or across floors. This type of water damage requires our technicians to be vigilant with moisture detection tools and methods to find the water. We also use controlled demolition techniques to access the water for extraction and the cavities for drying, including drilling holes and flood cuts. 

Repair and Rebuilding

SERVPRO’s general contractor’s license limits the “shopping” our customer’s need to do if the flood damage mitigation and remediation services result in the need for some rehabbing. Because we have a licensed and experienced contracting crew, we can offer wrap-around restoration services.

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is prepared to help with flooding or other disasters 365 days a year. Call us at (208) 735-1447 to schedule an evaluation.

Contractor Licenses:

Residential: RCE-43137

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