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3 Storm Damage Cleanup Myths

8/7/2020 (Permalink)

Floodwaters in a bathroom after storm damage Storm damage in Las Vegas, NV

Here Are A Few Restoration Myths You Can Keep In Mind

When powerful storms strike Las Vegas, NV, you may be left with serious damage to your home including flooding, hail defacement, and severe water issues that may affect your home’s yard, roof, and gutters. As you work to repair your home, there are a few restoration myths you can keep in mind to ensure the future safety and value of your home.

1. You Can Air Dry Carpeting
If your carpets take on water damage after flooding, you may think that air drying them will allow them to recover. However, the padding underneath may still be wet or damp and encourage mold growth, which may spread over time. As mold grows, your carpets may begin to smell musty, no matter how often you shampoo them. Before you dry your carpeting with fans or hire a carpeting company to assist you, check the padding first and replace or dry it thoroughly as needed.

2. Hail Causes Only Minor Damage
Hailstorms can be quite violent, especially if the size of the hailstones is considerable. Your home’s roof and gutters may take on the damage that can lead to basement and yard flooding unless they are properly inspected and repaired. After a hailstorm, check your gutters and make sure they are still firmly attached and that they have not been pinched or pierced by hailstones. If these issues are overlooked, your home may flood during the next bad storm.

3. DIY Flood Repair Is Simple
Because widespread flood damage throughout your home is possible after a storm, choosing do-it-yourself options may be dangerous as well as difficult. Removing floodwaters filled with human or animal waste or other toxins is best left to flood remediation and cleanup service that has the machinery and experienced technicians to complete the job thoroughly and safely.
Storms in Las Vegas, NV, can ravage your property and cause hail damage, flooding, and other serious types of water issues. Understanding the myths behind storm cleanup may help you secure your home and ensure repairs are made properly.

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