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Blizzards Spell Big Trouble For Your Amherst Home

2/6/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Blizzards Spell Big Trouble For Your Amherst Home The high-speed winds and snow associated with blizzard conditions can create problems that are best mitigated by a professional restoration company.

Flood Damage Technicians In Amherst Talk About Problems Associated With Blizzards

The storms that come through Amherst in the winter time can be brutal. The high-speed winds and snow associated with blizzard conditions can create problems that are best mitigated by a professional flood damage restoration company such as SERVPRO. Winds can blow snow drifts or other objects into weak spots in your exterior walls or windows. Any type of hole that gets created can become a portal for water to enter the interior of your structure. Moisture can then start to saturate your contents and building materials as well as cause other types of flood damage.

If snow builds up deep enough outside it is possible that moisture or snow will find its way into your building. If the snow gets into your house, it is wise to call in our SERVPRO technicians to complete flood damage restoration in Amherst. If the snow gets heavy enough, it could cave in your roof. If any snow or ice enters your home, moisture related issues can occur quickly as the snow heats up and thaws out. Water can then saturate your contents and building materials and cause them to lose their structural integrity.

If water or snow gets into your structure after a winter storm, our SERVPRO technicians start by making sure your structure is secure and taking measures to prevent more moisture from entering. Next, we begin removing as much of the snow or water while it is in its liquid form as possible. We accomplish water removal using a variety of tools including high powered vacuums and mops.

After we remove as much liquid and frozen H2O as we can, we begin the structural dry-out phase. During this step, we use specialized equipment to create an environment that is ideal for rapid drying and evaporation. We use heavy-duty box fans or air movers to create a circular movement of the air so that moisture keeps evaporating from wet materials to find equilibrium. We then set up dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the air and exhaust out hot, dry air to be used in the circulation.

If you ever notice excessive moisture after a storm, call SERVPRO of Merrimack at (603) 262-9293 any time of the day.

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