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Intruding Storms

1/16/2021 (Permalink)

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Winter storms can be extremely dangerous and can all cause storm damage to your business. Storms and inclement weather can bring wind damage, freezing rain, heavy snows and ice that can devastate any business in a matter of minutes. There is never a convenient time for winter storm damage or water damage to strike. These storms do not just strike during regular business hours; that’s why SERVPRO® of Kirksville offers 24-hour emergency service 365 days per year.

Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So, when an emergency situation arises in your commercial structure, give our heroes a call and they will be there fast with the help you need.

Time is of the essence. it can only take as matter of minutes before water damage from a winter storm can become detrimental.  Storm damage can cause water to flow though your business, saturating everything in its path. Your ceilings, walls, and floors can all be affected in the first few minutes that storm water invades your structure.

Within the first 24 hours, odors may start to show, a musky or mildew smell can easily be found after storm water has entered your building. Affected drywall may start to break down and may need to be removed. Metal objects, such as copper and silver may start to become tarnish.  Chairs, table legs and other furnishings will become weak, having the possibility to break.

The next 48 hours to seven days, mold has the potential to grow and spread engulfing the structure. Bio-hazard contamination with be come a dangerous threat to the affected areas. Paint can begin to crake and bubble. Wood floors and subflooring may become warped and brittle. The framing in your structure, such as studs, doors and windows can begin to warp or rust (if metal).

If a storm tried to intrude into your commercial building or home, call or text your local experts at SERVPRO® of Kirksville. 660-665-3390.

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