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Needed Actions to Dry Valencia Attics after Flood Damage

6/3/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO storm damage can happen fast Storm damage restoration is no easy task. SERVPRO has the manpower and equipment for every size disaster.

Several Steps Restore Attic Flood Damage

With heavy storms that can impact the valley, aging roofs can show signs of wear and deterioration. Under extreme duress, the roof can allow water penetration that must be immediately addressed.

Assessing the Scope of the Damage

When addressing flood damage in Valencia attics, we must carefully evaluate the condition of the structure and the needed mitigation actions that can help. An inspection can determine the loss of the property, where demolition is required, and identify necessary temporary construction solutions for roof damage like tarping.

Removing Damaged Elements

We can conduct early mitigative actions like controlled demolition with a general contractor license. Heavy floodwater exposure often leads to removing several surface materials directly damaged, as well as supports and frameworks like:

  • Insulation
  • Joists 
  • Trusses
  • Roof underlayment
  • Wood flooring 

Air Movers and Dehumidifiers

Thorough drying is one of the more complex processes needed after flooding. Even without contamination and microbial growth threats, larger attic spaces can require multiple air movers and dehumidifiers running simultaneously to provide the coverage necessary for efficient and complete moisture removal.

Replacing Insulation and Materials

Internally, several build-back steps must start once the drying process is complete. With the controlled demolition already conducted, materials can be reinstalled where they belong to reinforce and reconstruct the gutted attic space. This includes the removed insulation, which we meticulously replace to provide full coverage under the roofing materials.

Repairing the Damage

One of the final steps of the restoration process after attic flooding is repairing the damage to the roof itself where the water came in. This will mean removing the temporary construction elements and replacing vulnerabilities that could allow further water penetration.

The attic can be a common place to experience flood damage in Valencia homes, making it a situation that SERVPRO of Santa Clarita Valley restorers are prepared to face. Through water removal and reconstruction efforts, we can return this area of your home to its original condition. “Like it never even happened.” Give our experts a call at (661) 296-4600.

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