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Damage That Can Be Done to Your Home | SERVPRO of West Forsyth County

11/17/2023 (Permalink)

residentail home with roof destroyed and debris falling down If you discover damage in your residence, call SERVPRO of West Forsyth County right away.

These days, there are a number of threats to our homes. Intense weather, possible fires, aging of the structure…the list could go on and on.

While there may be a lot of different ways your home can be damaged, there isn’t any reason why we should sit around and worry about them. Instead, we can prepare for them. You can’t always predict what is going to happen, but when you are prepared, you can rest a little easier knowing that you have done everything you could to mitigate your losses.

In order to prepare your home and yourself for the potential risks we face every day, you have to first familiarize yourself with them. The more you get to know what can happen, the more comfortable you can be riding them out—and the easier your recovery process will be afterward.

With SERVPRO of West Forsyth County in your neighborhood, your recovery process won’t just be easy, it will be quick and thorough.

The Biggest Risks

Severe weather isn’t something we can ever really rule out in the our area. With a subtropical climate that keeps temperatures moderately warm year-round, strong thunderstorms and flooding rains are always possible. In the warmest months, we can see tornadoes or even the remains of tropical storms that have blown in from the coast.

We may have a lot of risks to consider around Winston-Salem and other communities, but there are three main kinds of disasters you should focus on when it comes to being prepared for anything. Water damage, fires and roof damage are some of the top risks every home faces on a daily basis.

These three kinds of damage can originate from natural or manmade sources. Even though this part of North Carolina doesn’t have a high probability of wildfires, they can still start outside. Both indoor and outdoor fires are almost always a product of human error.

Your roof could be damaged during high winds or heavy rains, or even what seems to be a randomly occurring falling limb. Water damage also comes in a number of ways, be it flooding or an appliance failure.

Compounding Damages

Living through a disaster is hard, but when you begin to see the extent of damage that has been left behind, it can feel completely traumatizing. Regardless of what kind of disaster it was, one form of damage will almost always lead to another.

Flooding will leave everything in its path wet, and it will create the perfect conditions for mold. Mold can move quickly after a flood, spreading to and damaging the foundation of your home. A fire can stain walls in your home that were nowhere near the flames and leave behind odors that affect your whole home. The effort to put a fire out even leaves additional damage from either water or chemicals that leave things wet and stained.

Whether the disaster you experienced was natural or manmade, your recovery process will need to happen in a number of steps. SERVPRO has the training and tools to handle wind, fire, water, mold and construction. No matter what you and your home face, we’ve got the availability, experience and professional crew to handle it.

If a flood soaks your basement or heavy rain causes water to run down your walls, our first step will be to dry out as much as possible. Our team will also make sure your home is structurally sound and can replace roof beams or shore up your foundation as needed. As the process moves forward, we will sanitize and seal your home in order to prevent additional mold from forming or returning.

Fire restoration happens in a similar fashion as we address the most damaged parts of your home first. Our professionals will remove anything burned beyond repair and make sure your home is closed off from the elements to prevent any additional damage. We will tackle any water left behind from when the fire was put out, and if your home was burned badly enough, we can tear it down and rebuild it so that things are exactly as they should be again.

SERVPRO® works directly with your insurance company and coordinates with other contractors throughout your restoration process as well. That means that after you call us, we take care of every aspect of getting you back into your home. Our crew makes it their goal to make the process smooth and simple while getting your life put back together fast.

Does your home need restoration and you don’t want to make more than one call? Contact us to get everything handled by one team.

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