How To Handle Wind Damage The Right Way in Albuquerque
There’s no denying the rich history of the Albuquerque region. This area is the ancestral home of the Puebloan people and many of their artifacts can still be seen at sites like the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. The Hispanic culture is also celebrated in Old Town Albuquerque. It’s no wonder why so many visitors are drawn here each year and find so many things to capture their interest.
Unfortunately, as beautiful as the natural landscape may be, nature can sometimes become destructive too and when it comes to wind damage Albuquerque is not immune.
Driving rain, heavy winds and destructive hail can all take a heavy toll on both homes and local businesses and it’s important to recognize the common types of damage so that you can handle it properly.
- Broken or Missing Shingles
Normally, the shingles on your roof connect to form one solid, water tight surface. Heavy wind and rain can cause dented, torn, curled or missing shingles, which are usually the most visible sign of storm damage. Wind, rain and hail can also wear away the protective granules on the surface of shingles, making them less effective at protecting your home from the heat of the sun. It may be difficult to see the full extent of roof damage but a large pile of granules at the end of your downspout is a good indication that some serious damage has occurred.
- Dented Gutters, Vents and Windows
Aside from roof shingles, gutters, vents and windows can all sustain significant damage from storms and damage in these areas may be easier to detect visually. Check for dents to gutters, gable vents and other overhangs and carefully inspect windows for cracks, broken glass, loose weather stripping and torn screens.
- Water in the Attic and Ceilings
Leaks and water spots in your attic or on ceilings may be a sign that the roof has sustained the kind of wind damage Albuquerque often gets. Even if a roof looks solid from the outside it may still be harboring unseen damage that could eventually lead to leaks.
- Damage To Outside Areas
Check the exterior of your home after a storm for such things as downed tree limbs, missing or damaged fencing, and damage to lawn decorations, mailboxes and other exterior furnishings. If there is damage to these areas, there’s a good chance that your roof has sustained some damage as well.
Of course any sign of storm damage can be distressing, but the biggest mistake any property owner can make is trying to handle repair and restoration themselves. If you suspect that your property has sustained storm damage, the best thing you can do is call the professionals of SERVPRO to ensure that it is handled properly.
Our technicians have the training necessary to handle all types of storm damage and we’re guaranteed to respond faster to any disaster. We know how important your property is to you and we’ll go out of our way to treat it as if it were our own.
The last thing you want to do is to put yourself or your property at further risk. SERVPRO can fix the damage and give you the peace of mind you deserve.
Expert Storm Restoration You Can Count On
Our SERVPRO technicians have extensive training from The Institute for Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We are continually updating our certification in areas such as Water Damage Restoration, Applied Structural Drying, Fire and Smoke Restoration and Commercial Drying, so that we can stay up to date on the latest storm damage recovery and restoration techniques.
We have industrial grade equipment, including submersible pumps and wet/dry vacuums with HEPA filters to remove excess water and filter out toxins, high speed air movers and dehumidifiers to thoroughly dry all surfaces and Ultra Low Volume (ULV) and Thermal foggers to remove noxious odors. Since flooding caused by storms can also produce hazardous conditions, we’ll also apply antimicrobial, antibacterial and disinfectant treatments to thoroughly sanitize all surfaces.
As part of the process of treating water damage, we’ll also perform a full mold remediation to prevent potentially hazardous mold growth, which can occur within 48 hours after a flood.
Because we know the type of wind damage Albuquerque gets, we know how stressful it can be. For this reason, we go the extra mile to restore your peace of mind as well as your home or business. We’ll do everything from painting and replacing flooring to completely rebuilding rooms if necessary. We will even work with you to take a full inventory to expedite filing your insurance claim so that you can get the compensation you deserve.
SERVPRO is even ready to help when major disaster strikes with our Disaster Recovery Team
With a network of strategically positioned storm teams standing by, we can mobilize local command centers and be ready to instantly begin recovery efforts after tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards or floods. Our Commercial Large Loss Division is made up of the best of the best, trained to ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation of any size commercial restoration process.
Whether it’s a heavy thunderstorm or snowstorm or the driving force of a tornado, there’s no denying how destructive wind can be. When wind damage strikes your home or business, you can count on the professionals of SERVPRO to be ready to respond at a moment’s notice and do everything they can to make you whole again.
The beauty and force of nature is something we understand all too well and SERVPRO is ready to rebuild when the winds pick up. We’re the name you can trust and the neighbors you can rely on, so let us give you a helping hand.
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SERVPRO of NE Albuquerque