Weather Related Water Damage Cleanup In Tuscaloosa

water damage cleanup tuscaloosaWhile the winters are short and cold here in Tuscaloosa, the summers are long, hot, muggy and unpredictable. While we have been spared from major hurricanes, we are in the path of many tropical systems moving into the Central Gulf Coast. The greatest threat from a summer afternoon thunderstorm in Alabama is lightning and localized areas of damaging winds called “wet microbursts”. These often last for only a few minutes but bring a lot of damage. According to the insurance industry, a third of all homeowners insurance claims are due to wind and hail.

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Common residential from storms here are: 

  • Broken windows 
  • Damaged roofs 
  • Hail 
  • Damage from broken tree branches
  • Damage to porches, decks, and outbuildings

When summer storms pummel Alabama,  the damage is often severe. When repairs needed are greater than an insurance deductible, it makes sense to make a claim on your homeowners policy. But even smaller problems still need to be fixed if they could allow additional water damage. Restoration 1 of Tuscaloosa can handle any size water damage – quickly, efficiently and safely. 

Each Situation Is Unique

An advantage of hiring a professional water damage clean up team is that they have tons of experience in similar situations.  If you were managing the site, it would feel like a three ring circus. Many separate elements of cleaning up water damage must be coordinated to eliminate all the leftover water. While your home is unique, the crew will quickly make a game plan to keep your family safe and salvage the maximum possible possession.

After securing the area from additional water, the first step will be water removal. Depending on the source of water, and the material affected, the team will probably start with extraction tools. Then additional tools will be used to completely dry the space. The team might use dehumidifiers, industrial fans, air blowers, or air scrubbers.

However, just because you can’t see or feel water, the professionals will continue to work. For example, water can seep under floors or be absorbed into walls, far beyond the original spill. Restoration1 of Tuscaloosa uses special equipment to detect any leftover humidity hidden in closed cavities or the home.  

Hopefully, a quick response will result in a quick cleanup. If there are additional damaged elements, Restoration1 can also repair, rebuild and restore any areas in your home that suffered water damage. 

Always Alert For Mold Conditions

While the Restoration 1 of Tuscaloosa is on site, they will be on the lookout for conditions that could lead to mold in the future. They will work quickly to dry the space since mold can start to grow in 24-48 hours.

While in your home, the team will keep the area clean and tidy. If they suspect mold, they will use PPE (personal protection equipment) and avoid tracking spores from one room to the next. Your situation will be evaluated– sometimes it is better to run the HVAC system and sometimes not. Even the weather forecast will affect your cleanup.  

Contact The Water Damage Cleanup Experts in Tuscaloosa

When you want expert damage cleanup services in Tuscaloosa and Northport, call the local experts who care. Restoration 1 of Tuscaloosa provides unbeatable water damage restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, odor removal services and more, 24/7. For a disaster or storm damage quote, call today or submit the contact form for a quick response.