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Flood Damage in South Orlando Isn't Always Inside the Home

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

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Many flood damage instances in South Orlando and other local communities never make it into a home: sometimes, floodwaters can cause extensive damage to outdoor fixtures, objects, and materials without reaching indoors. While these situations are often faster and less expensive to take care of than floods that make it inside, they can still cause severe damage to your property, requiring the help of a professional company like SERVPRO of South Orlando to repair. Here are some of the more frequent and troublesome issues we encounter outdoors after flooding incidents. 

Cracked Concrete 

Most concrete types can sustain significant flood damage in South Orlando, mostly if standing water remains on top of them for longer than a few hours. Debris picked up from elsewhere in the flood's path can scratch, scrape, and break up concrete, causing significant physical damage to the surface. However, water itself can also cause many problems for the material. Some concrete types may absorb water and expand, cracking, and crumbling as the pressure becomes too high. In less severe cases, painted surfaces may need to be refinished or repainted, depending on the type of paint applied and length of exposure to water. 

Oxidized Metals 

Rust and other oxidation forms can affect many metal objects on your property, even those that can typically resist weather effects. Complete submersion in water causes more damage than rainfall and can render outdoor metallic objects completely unusable. We train our technicians to handle many common forms of oxidation and send in sensitive cases to a contracted specialist to make sure they receive the care they need. 

Stained Walls and Pathways 

Storm floods often carry mud, soil, and other contaminants that can stain a significant portion of your home's exterior. Pathways and patios of all types are similarly susceptible to discoloration during a flood. We pledge to get your home back to the way it was before the disaster, and that includes restorations for all visual signs of damage such as discoloration and material staining. 

SERVPRO of South Orlando is ready after every major storm to help local homeowners repair and restore their properties to a livable state once more. Call us 24/7 at (407) 985-3200 to find out how we can help. 

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