Our Experts Explain The Connections Between Fire And Flood Damage In Your Kalispell Home
Connections Between Fire And Flood Damage In Kalispell
Fortunately, many homeowners in Kalispell live for decades without needing to cope directly with the challenges of flooding. If lucky enough to dodge a crisis in the past, you might not have a firm grasp on the broad range of causes and complications related to overland or interior flooding that can end up inside your home. As weather patterns become more unpredictable and dry conditions fuel wildfires that destroy natural water barriers, a household flood might be in your future.
Dry conditions in our region, including nearby forested areas, can contribute to wildfires that impact later flood damage in Kalispell. The natural tendency of densely vegetated areas to soak up and retain water is minimized greatly when a fire destroys large swathes of forest and underbrush. Heavy rains that follow even months or a season after uncontrollable fires find nothing standing their way to stem the flash flooding that can occur.
If your home is in the path of one of these unforeseen and overflowing waterways the damage is often severe. SERVPRO’s experienced managers and highly-trained technicians can help with everything from securing the property to digging out mud and then removing the flood water. Structural drying follows, readying your home for any further restoration needed to bring it back to pre-flood condition.
One serious problem a homeowner might not anticipate when the debris-filled floodwaters fill the basement or foundation is a heightened risk of home fires and other utility-related hazards. SERVPRO crews know the thick, sticky mud and silt that often sweeps into your home can clog the sensors and other operating parts of various oil, gas, or electric-powered appliances and heating and cooling systems frequently housed in the lower levels of a home. Overheating and fire can result as the equipment tries to continue working.
Electrical equipment, including cords, breakers, fuse boxes, and more, can spark a fire or increase the chances of electric shock in the flooded area. Experienced SERVPRO crews work with local utilities to ensure other hazards do not compound the flooding disaster.
You can rely on the full-service capability of SERVPRO of Flathead County when a complex flooding crisis strikes on your property. Call (406) 300-0435 for a quick response from our trained and experienced team, ready for any challenge flash flooding can present.
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