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Resulting Water Damage From Summer Storms

water damage west bay, water damage restoration west bay, water damage repair west bayWe all love our sunny days here in Florida. On average, there are 241 days of sun per year in Bay County. But this time of year, the skies are about to open up and pour.  The annual rainfall of 60.1 inches in Bay County, even wetter than most places in Florida. When the rainfall is gentle, the garden perks up and everyone is in a great mood. When storm damage occurs to your home or property, it is important to act quickly to have your home stabilized and restored. 

Storms, hurricanes and flooding do far more damage than just soaking the carpet or ruining your upholstered furniture.  Excess water can cause a range of problems such as rusting of building materials and corroding of electrical components. Of course you will have auxiliary damage to clothing, wallpaper, drapes, furniture, important documents, and other objects. Even if the problem does not seem severe, take it seriously. Water damage and mold can develop quickly. Even minor damage can worsen over time, causing later risks to your family and more serious damage to your home.

More Than An Ocean Breeze

Wind is the most common cause of storm damage. It can destroy the exterior of the home: siding, roofing, windows.  It can occur directly from the strong wind or indirectly from the wind blowing debris into your house. If roof shingles come loose, rain can infiltrate into the protective surface of the roof. 

While you look for the damage on the exterior, search for interior water stains on ceilings and walls. If wind damage is severe enough, it can also threaten the structural stability of your home.  It is very important to call a restoration professional after your home sustains severe structural damage for building stabilization and board up services. Stabilizing the building is an important first step in the storm damage restoration process for preventing any further damage. The Daystar Cleaning team has the resources to support you every step of the way. 

Mold And Mildew

Even when minor flooding occurs, mold has the potential to spread throughout the entire home, causing significant damage. Summer storms can cause flooding or water damage anywhere inside or outside your home: roofs, pipes, walls, plant pots. Daystar Cleaning will identify and correct all areas that have gotten wet. If a source of moisture is missed, mold could recur and individuals can still suffer the health effects of the mold. 

Proper Coverage and Insurance Claims

Make sure you have the right insurance to protect you from severe weather: wind damage, fire caused by lightning, water damage, flooding.  And if you unfortunately experience water damage,  1) call Daystar Cleaning to start repairs and  2) call your insurance agent to report a loss. 

Both parties will work together with your to document and file the needed forms. Daystar js Bay County’s leading provider of storm damage, clean up and restoration services for residential and commercial properties. Count on the team to assess your specific situation, stabilize your home to prevent further damage, remove any excess water or mold growth, and repair or restore damaged structural elements.  

For Water Damage in West Bay and Panama City 

When flooding occurs, stay out of standing water to stay safe. Entering the home can potentially result in injury or even death from electrical or structural hazards. Leave it to professionals with the expertise to determine if and when you can enter your home. Get an assessment from a qualified cleaning and restoration company. 

When weather brings water damage to your home, look for a team with the most advanced equipment and well trained technicians. Daystar Cleaning, Inc. is a certified firm of the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and Florida State Certified Mold Mitigatory.