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How Much Damage Can a Clogged Gutter Do to a Bellmore Home?

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

flooding in home If you ever do need help with a water cleanup, call SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600 for help.

A Simple Clogged Gutter Could Cause Substantial Damage to Your Home and Necessitate the Assistance of a Good Water Cleanup Service

Many times, in life, seemingly insignificant things can eventually cause major problems. This is the case with blocked gutters in Bellmore. When they are clean and doing what they should, we never think about the important function they serve. Normally, when they are in good working order, gutters conveniently convey rainwater off your roof and away from your house. When tree leaves and debris clog them, water remains on your roof and in your gutters. Eventually, this liquid causes roof leaks and seeps down into your attic and behind your walls. This unnoticed situation could cause thousands of dollars in damage over time, without you even realizing it.

What Can I Do?

There are a few things you can do regarding gutter-related water cleanup in Bellmore. First, you should periodically check your roof for leaks and its drainage system for blockage. This is especially necessary after storms and during the fall season when trees shed their leaves. Many homeowners, busy with work and family life, simply forget to clean their roof’s drainage system, and they fail to detect problems early. A second thing you can do, if you suspect there is a water leak, and you have damage associated with it, is to call a good water cleanup and remediation service like SERVPRO for an inspection. We have extensive experience in and state-of-the-art tools for detecting and dealing with just about every water-related issue:

• Our firm’s workers are trained to follow the standards set by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)
• Technicians are individually certified in, among other things, applied structural drying and water damage restoration
• We use only the most advanced moisture detection equipment, like thermohygrometers and water sensors/meters, to find moisture in carpets, baseboards, walls, and home furnishings

If you discover standing water or obvious water damage in your home or we find it during our inspection, you can have us clean it up for you.  SERVPRO’s highly-trained Bellmore technicians are ready to help you 24/7 and can often be on-site within four hours of your call. They have an arsenal of high-tech equipment to perform whatever cleanup is necessary. Their gear includes:

• Wet vacs, submersible pumps, and portable and truck-mounted extractors
• Refrigerant and desiccant dehumidifiers
• Injectidry systems
• Industrial-strength fans and air movers
• Thermal and ultra-low volume foggers

Using their experience and tools, SERVPRO’s technicians can clean and restore your home to pre-damage condition quickly and cost-effectively.

What are the Signs of a Leaky Roof and the Water Damage Associated with It?

Detecting the early signs of a roof leak and related water damage can be difficult, especially if the leak is minor. Of course, it is always much easier to spot the effects of a major or long-term issue. With all that said, there are some telltale signs of a leaky roof. These signs are:

• Musty odors
• Wood rot or discoloration in attic rafters
• Moldy attic insulation
• Water stains on walls or ceilings
• Wall or ceiling discoloration
• Floor and ceiling buckling
• Wall warping
• Moldy growths on baseboards or walls
• Deteriorating plaster or drywall
• Bubbling wallpaper or paint

Whenever you notice any of these issues, it is best to take action. Call for a home inspection in Bellmore as soon as you can to locate the precise source of your water problem before it develops into something even worse.

How Does SERVPRO Work to Resolve Your Dilemma?

After you notify us of your issue, we are at your Bellmore home within a few hours. After SERVPRO’s experts evaluate your property for damage, they plan a course of action and set a drying goal. Once the leak(s) are found, and your roof is repaired, workers use moisture meters and sensors to determine which structural elements and furnishings have been affected by moisture. We then dry attic areas, fiberglass insulation, and other impacted parts of your home’s interior with dehumidifiers, air movers, and fans. Any standing water is usually vacuumed up with a wet vac. Liquid and wet spots behind ceilings and walls are dried with Injectidry systems. After everything is dried to the drying goal, our technicians inject disinfectants, fungicides, and deodorants into affected places.

As a Bellmore homeowner, there are certain maintenance needs you should be aware of. The lush green, tree-lined streets of our suburban hamlet produce loads of fallen leaves during the fall season. Coupled with debris, carried by the strong winds of our frequent coastal storms, these leaves can quickly clog your gutters. So, you should routinely make sure your gutters are not blocked.  If you ever do need help with a water cleanup, call SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh at (516) 809-9600 for help.

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