Can Homeowners Reduce Flood Damage Risk in Commack with Roof, Gutter, and Downspout Maintenance?
SERVPRO recommends keeping all Commack water drainage systems in good repair to minimize basement flooding cleanup
Proper roofing and gutter designs keep structural elements of your home in Commack protected from flood damage. Ensuring that torrential rains drain through a carefully planned system directing the fluids at least ten or more feet away from the foundation prevents the runoff from depositing into the dwelling’s lower levels. Grading the ground abutting the edges of your home at the rate of a one-inch drop per foot is best practice for the initial five to ten feet.
What Happens When Your Roof and Gutter Configuration Fails?
- Precipitation falling on your roof needs structural guidance to limit a “waterfall effect,” allowing water to pound into the ground directly next to your home, leaking into the foundation. When SERVPRO crews arrive to answer a call for basement flooding cleanup, we determine the water source to mitigate damage. Missing or poorly maintained gutters and downspouts require repair. Otherwise, foundation flooding becomes a chronic condition.
- Roofing and gutter malfunctions also allow leaking roofs from storms and the thawing and refreezing of ice dams during the winter months. Ceiling repairs from the water damage become essential to prevent progressive destruction of building materials and the potential for secondary mold damage.
Who Can Manage Both Water Damage Repairs and Rehabilitating a Drainage System?
SERVPRO has crews of Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained technicians who use research-based interventions to complete a wide range of flood and water damage emergency services, including:
- Water clean up
- Basement flooding clean up
- Sewage cleanup
- Applied structural drying
Our general contractor license allows the provision of the water damage repairs, rebuilding, and even new construction needed to restore or replace old or malfunctioning water drainage components.
Have confidence in the flood restoration and built-back teams at SERVPRO of Greater Smithtown. A call to (631) 265-9200 is the key to a wealth of flood damage solutions.
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