Professional Help for Unexpected Kennesaw Storm Damage

AdvantaClean of Marietta Manages All Storm Damage 

Property owners prepare for storm damage in Kennesaw by upgrading outdated structures and attending to routine maintenance. It can be a shock that despite this planning and hard work, spaces in your home or business flood anyway. You might expect water to leak inside only if your roof is old or a nearby river or stream overflows. Unfortunately, the high winds and heavy precipitation of extreme weather can cause water to invade your property in surprising ways. Even if your building’s exterior appears sound and no visible floodwaters move across land or pavement toward your foundation, AdvantaClean of Marietta knows water can rise inside.

How Does Storm Water Get Inside Properties?

We all see pictures and videos of storm damage in Kennesaw and elsewhere in the media. The images show brutal scenes, and the harm portrayed clearly requires expert assistance to resolve. Often winds rip off shingles or send toppled trees and flying debris through doors, windows, and siding. These holes permit rain, ice, and snow to spill into your home or business. Contacting AdvantaClean of Marietta obviously offers the expert help and resources you need to recover in these cases.

Other times your property seems to weather the battering of extreme conditions well, showing little to no ill effects. But a routine inspection of your basement or crawl space sometimes reveals a dismaying scenario. Inches to feet of floodwater spread in all directions. Where do these fluids come from?

  • Municipal sanitary systems can send wastewater back inside your property when the main sewers are overwhelmed with pavement runoff.

  • Open vents or windows in your cellars, basements, and crawl spaces frequently allow precipitation to blow or flow inside.

  • The saturated ground around the perimeter of your property exerts enough water pressure to force seepage through foundation walls or cause significant soaking of the earthen floor of a crawl space or beneath a slab foundation. 

Should You Wait for the Seepage to Drain?

Because your main living or commercial levels do not have visible damage, letting the seeping flood waters evacuate or evaporate without active interventions is tempting. Allowing standing water to find its own pathway out of your property is not recommended, however, by professionals familiar with the effects of prolonged contact with moisture on building materials and contents. The following concerns associated with Kennesaw storm damage from seepage and strongly suggest you promptly call AdvantaClean of Marietta for assessment and a restoration plan:

  • Porous materials, especially drywall and wood framing but also including concrete and cinder blocks, begin to break down and weaken immediately from flood water damage.

  • Storm flood waters are, by definition, contaminated, requiring professional containment and removal following hazardous waste safety procedures. Evacuation of occupants until removal and disinfection of surfaces is complete is sometimes advisable.

  • Sewer backups are particularly dangerous, exposing property owners, their families, employees, and others to human and animal pathogens, bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Trained and appropriately protected, and equipped technicians must handle sewage cleanup and drying.

  • Moisture that lingers for more than 24 to 48 hours creates the perfect mold growth and damage environment. Structural materials are food for molds, risking destruction as they are consumed. Molds and the toxins some species produce also can cause irritation and other adverse health effects for people living and working in the affected properties. Although AdvantaClean of Marietta can provide mold remediation, we prefer to help you avoid a microbial outbreak through proactive moisture management and drying. 

The professionals at AdvantaClean of Marietta stand with property owners facing storm damage in Kennesaw. Our training from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) prepares us to assess even the most unusual circumstances well. An extensive inventory of specialized equipment supports the various strategies needed to detect and remove contaminated water, sanitize surfaces, and dry out wet building materials under all conditions.

Count on the managers and world crews of AdvantaClean of Marietta for a rapid response to storm damage in Kennesaw. Our resources are nearby your property, with 24/7 consultation available at (404) 474-8443.   

AdvantaClean of Marietta

2265 Roswell Rd #100

Marietta, GA 30062

(404) 474-8443

 

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