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How Likely is Flooding During Hurricane Season?

10/9/2020 (Permalink)

Standing water around houses and a van. Hurricanes and the aftermath are nothing to play with. Call SERVPRO we will be ready for your call.

West Palm Beach homes can see the violent side of nature during certain times of the year, leading to quickly developing flooding scenarios. 

Between June and September every year, West Palm Beach residents prepare for the onslaught of heavy rainfall and storms possible. While some seasons are worse than others, rapidly forming powerful systems can reach the land with terrible force, providing a considerable challenge for aging structures in the immediate area to resist damage. The torrential rainfall can have a pressing impact on the streams, creeks, and other water bodies as well. Storm surges also incorporate destructive swells from the ocean to flood the shoreline properties.

Because of how quickly flood damage in West Palm Beach homes and condos can develop, many property owners have little time to contend with these conditions before they are out of control. DIY restoration for flooding can be a considerable challenge when you consider how less-prepared homeowners are for these emergencies versus the extensive inventory of recovery tools available to our SERVPRO team.

Some Common Concerns for Flooding in a House Are:

  • Debris – Natural flooding brings in varying debris and solids, including decomposing organic matter, wildlife, and other pressing threats.
  • Contaminants – Bacterial and viral pathogens present in substances like sewage, chemicals, and other encountered threats could exist in the water in your house.
  • Volume – Often, the volume of the water preset is another concern. Our SERVPRO professionals have powerful extractors like submersible pumps and wet vacuums to manage these conditions.  
  • Safety Hazards – Pooling water can also create hazardous situations like electric shock scenarios when water levels reach as high as live outlets in the damaged space.

Hurricane season can be destructive to homes and businesses in the area, but our SERVPRO of Lake Worth team is always ready and able to help. Give us a call anytime at (561) 588-9777.

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