Amherst, New Hampshire (NH) residents are no stranger to the unpredictability of New England weather. High wind and heavy rain can occur one day and measurable snow the next. With the uncertainty of when the next big rainfall, snowstorm or other major weather event will occur, NH residents should be prepared in the event that their home or business falls victim to water damage. Water damage can occur at any time of year. It can be a result of heavy rainfall, snow piled up around the structure’s foundation and even clogged gutters from debris after a wind storm. If water damage does strike your home or business, it is essential to contact a water damage restoration company to assess the situation and create a remediation plan. For one Amherst family, their quest to find a flood damage mitigation company came quicker than they hoped.
The day after a heavy rainstorm, the Amherst family came home after a trip to the home improvement store to get ideas on some spring renovation projects. It was a bright and sunny day outside. The family didn’t think anything of the previous day’s heavy rainfall that overflowed the stream in their backyard. When the family got home and went down to the basement to start a load of laundry, they were greeted with a flooded basement and water stains on the basement walls. Needless to say, the family was confused and shocked as to why their basement was filled with water. What exactly caused this basement flooding to happen? The family checked the hot water heater and washing machine hose to ensure they were not the cause of the water damage. After venturing outside to take a look around the foundation of the home, the family immediately noticed what had caused their unwanted water disaster: clogged gutters.
The Amherst family saw their gutters were clogged with leaves and other debris from the previous day’s rainstorm that was accompanied with high wind. The debris paired with the heavy rainfall caused the gutters to clog and backup with water, resulting in water seeping into the foundation around the structure of the home. The family immediately contacted their insurance company to see what their options were to remediate the water. They were directed to southern NH’s most trusted water damage restoration company – Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration of Hooksett. The family contacted Soil-Away’s 24/7 emergency phone number. Certified water damage cleanup crews were onsite within an hour to assess the situation and create a remediation plan.
When Soil-Away experts arrived they completed a vigorous and thorough evaluation of the flooded area to determine how extensive the damage was. Water extraction technicians quickly started to remove the flood water from the basement. Moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras were used to locate any moisture pockets throughout the basement. Dehumidifiers were setup to remove the remaining moisture after extraction. Once the Soil-Away specialists did their magic, the Amherst family could finally visualize their basement again. They breathed a sigh of relief. Their basement was as good as new in no time because they hired the right water damage restoration company!
Written by: K. Gnatowski