Here in Windham, New Hampshire (NH) residents are accustomed to unpredictable weather patterns and storms that contain heavy precipitation and high winds. The aftermath often results in cleaning up after water damage. So what do you do when the weather forecast predicts a coastal rainstorm that has NH in the projected path? According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there was over $1.8 million dollars in property damage in 2015 due to flash flooding, and over $15 million dollars in property damage from coastal storms in the same year. Although weather patterns in the Granite State can be a guessing game, it is no surprise that some storms can produce flash flooding and costly property damage. Is your home or business prepared for when the next storm strikes?
There are various types of weather-related events that can lead to flooding and water damage such as:
In NH, the most common weather events that can lead to flooding and water damage are heavy rain and snow melt; however, the occasional tropical and coastal storm should not be ruled out. Granite State residents can experience flooding and water damage at their home or business due to excess water built-up around the structure’s foundation, as well as water seeping into the structure through cracks or holes in the roof, windows or doors.
Before a storm strikes, ensure your home or business is storm-ready by checking the roof, windows, doors and foundation for cracks and/or holes that water can leak into. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) also recommends that residents keep their flood insurance policy up-to-date and learn if their home or business is located in a flood zone.
When Soil-Away water removal experts arrived at the Windham family home one morning, crew members immediately began assessing the kitchen water damage that occurred after a recent heavy rainstorm. Due to broken sealant around the kitchen sliding door, water from the heavy rain leaked into the kitchen, causing flooding and water damage to several personal items. Soil-Away crew members set-up moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras to locate any moisture pockets throughout the kitchen, and dehumidifiers were setup to remove the excessive moisture. Soil-Away professionals worked with the family’s insurance company throughout the entire process and restored the personal items that were damaged in the flood. The Windham family was ecstatic that their kitchen was water damage free in a timely manner. Soil-Away’s crew made cleaning up after water damage simple and painless.
Soil-Away is a family-owned and operated business that has 27 years of experience cleaning up after water damage. The company is the only certified Esporta Soft-Contents Restoration Operator in NH. If your home or business is claimed by a flood or water damage and you need fast water damage mitigation, contact our 24/7 water cleanup and restoration emergency line at 603-641-6555. From Windham to Portsmouth, Soil-Away’s water damage restoration experts are here for you!
Written by: K. Gnatowski