Monsoon season is here! Even the most prepared properties are at risk for damage from monsoon storms, tropical storms and other disasters.
Destruction from Monsoon Storms
These powerful monsoon storms can cause major damage to your building. The most common – and some of the worst – damage from monsoon storms is flooding which requires timely action. The invasion of groundwater into your facility is especially troublesome as that water can quickly become a breeding ground for mold, bacteria and other pathogens.
Time is not on your side! Any saturation in your building will require timely action to prevent secondary damage as it relates to water intrusion.
Assessment for Damage from Monsoon Storms
The first step of the restoration process is for the contractor to conduct a site visit to assess the severity of the damage. No two restoration projects are the same, therefore there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach. This assessment is a critical step in determining which equipment and course of action will remove the water from your building as safely and efficiently as possible.
Restoration for Damage from Monsoon Storms
Moisture can often be trapped in areas that can’t be seen or felt, and it is imperative that proper mitigation occur immediately to prevent mold, mildew and other damage to the property.
Restoration contractors experienced in water and storm damage restoration are trained to tell the difference between the three categories and the four classes of water damage as defined by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) S500 Guidelines. To dry your property and remove all excess moisture from the structure, technicians may use a combination of equipment, based on the assessment. The equipment may include, and is not limited to: thermal energy drying systems, wall cavity injection equipment, dehumidifiers and commercial drying fans.
Lightning strike damage, flooding, mold, asbestos – you hope monsoon damage won’t happen to you, but if it does you need a restoration partner you can trust.