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Can Lenexa Flooding Cleanup Occur During Snowy Conditions?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

Ice and snow on the roof of a home Yes, SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley is here to assist your storm damaged property.

SERVPRO Prepares for All Types of Basement Flooding Water Removal Services in Lenexa

Because precipitation is frozen does not change the necessity of storm flooding cleanup in Lenexa. Plunging temperatures and snow cover can make water removal services tricky. Still, our certified and well-equipped crews have seen it before and bring their training and experience to restore water damaged areas in your home.

How Does Flooding Occur During Winter Storms in Lenexa?

  • Winds

Fierce winds can bring debris crashing onto roofs or into siding during an ice storm or blizzard in Lenexa. It takes no time for a leaking roof from storms to develop when the slush and snowmelt encounter warmer interior air. 

  • Ice Dams

A cozy snow cap can hide treacherous ice dams along clogged gutters and roof edges, sometimes leaking days after the storm once a few melt and refreeze cycles force water through cracks in shingles or under poorly adhered flashings. 

  • Frozen Pipes

Sub-freezing temperatures cause inadequately insulated pipes, especially on exterior walls, to freeze and crack, flooding into lower levels of Lenexa homes.

  • Ground Level Thawing

Ice and snow buildup around foundations can create “moats” of liquid water as the temperature increases. This rising water can drain into the basement of your home.

What Strategies Does SERVPRO Use to Mitigate and Remediate Cold Weather Flooding?

SERVPRO Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained crews assess and plan for flooding cleanup following industry best practices. To mitigate further leaking from the roof and snowpack, our teams spend time clearing ice and snow, channeling meltwater away from the interior of your home. Basement water cleanup includes:

  • Pumping and extracting, using SERVPRO’s truck-mounted or portable equipment as circumstances indicate
  • Tracing water migration with moisture detectors to ensure we find and release trapped water
  • Configuring heaters, air movers, and dehumidifiers to normalize moisture levels 

Winter storms do not deter SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley. One call to (913) 782-4693 brings highly qualified restorers to your home up to the challenge of removing both frozen and liquid water.

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