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How New Orleans Attics Take in Flood Damage

11/3/2022 (Permalink)

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Overcoming Attic Flood Damage in New Orleans

Our SERVPRO professionals can help after flooding in your home in several areas. We have advanced equipment and powerful tools to eliminate trapped water and begin recovering the impact of this water on the structure. We work quickly in zones like the attic to improve conditions with: 

  • Drying
  • Bulk Material Removal
  • Cleanup
  • Repairs

The Roof Damage Your Home Experiences

When first addressing attic flood damage in New Orleans, you must consider the impact on the roof that allowed this water penetration. There is no mistaking the severe weather the area has experienced over the years, with natural flooding from hurricanes and tropical storms. Still, these systems' fierce winds and brutal conditions can also create vulnerabilities on your roof that allow runoff to penetrate the attic space.

How Insulation Becomes Damaged

Insulation materials are an important staple of your roof's construction, but they are easily overwhelmed by penetrating water. Not only do these become weighted down by saturation concerns, but it is also a challenge to dry them when they begin to deteriorate, as can happen with the roll-out insulation strips common in older homes. Spray-on insulation might provide more consistent coverage, but it cannot be preserved if destroyed by contaminated water or when mold growth begins.

Rebuilding the Attic Space 

Reconstruction is also an important part of post-flooding recovery for your property. You cannot allow the continued water penetration into this space above the main living areas of your home, and SERVPRO must reinstall any removed materials from the restoration process. Our general contractor license becomes valuable in allowing our professionals to complete needed to build back services and finalize the restoration "Like it never even happened."

Flood damage to your New Orleans attic space should be handled as soon as possible. Give SERVPRO of The New Orleans Westbank team a call to immediately begin this effort at (504) 348-7526. 

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