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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Flood Damage Can Occur Outside of Hurricane Season.

2/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician consulting with customer SERVPRO professionals are trained to handle every level of storm flood damage. Call us today, we are always available.

Smaller storms also create havoc year-round in Cutler Bay.

Residents in Cutler Bay often have less wear and tear on their vehicles because of the flat terrain. With no hills to climb, our vehicles travel in straighter, more level roadways than those found in many other areas near us. This flatness can also cause problems for us in other ways.

When you live in a flat, basin-shaped area, not only does water from storms accumulate quite evenly across the surface, it also drains exceedingly slow. Water always takes the path of least resistance, regardless of where that path goes.

When rain itself falls from overhead directly into a boat, if debris either keeps your boat from draining or punctures a depression in the boat cover, your boat can sink. While sinking might not happen after just one stormy weekend, the interior’s furnishings might not fare too well. Likewise, campers and RVs with exposure to the sun and rain can rust and leak. Rain is a great friend for gardens and lawns, but the same rain can leave your boat cushions too soggy to use the next time you want to go sailing or fishing.

What Can Flooding in Cutler Bay Do?

Storms, particularly those that result in flooding, cost property owners in Cutler Bay thousands of dollars every year. Residences are not the only type of property that can sustain damage from torrential rain and overland floods. SERVPRO recommends insuring anything that such water can cause harm to, including:

  • Recreational vehicles
  • Motorcycles
  • Boats
  • Outbuildings and other exterior structures
  • Anything else of value.

How Can People Protect Their Property?

Using the same principle of placing a vehicle or motorcycle in a garage or carport to protect it, there are things you can do to protect your boat, gazebo, and even your children’s wooden play-set or tree-house.  

  • Keep your boat covered - either under a heavy-gauge, form-fitting tarp or under a carport, and wax it as needed,
  • Repaint or re-stain your gazebo and other outbuildings every two or three years with high-quality exterior coverings,
  • Check for stability and ever-growing branches that can loosen a treehouse’s support and re-stain wooden play-sets yearly.

How Can SERVPRO Help With Storm and Flood Damage in Cutler Bay?

Soggy cushions and carpeting can quickly start smelling musty and even show signs of mildew. SERVPRO can help restore this kind of damage, but preventing it costs only a fraction of restoring or replacing them. We can also help effortlessly dry out your boat, residence, or anything else that becomes waterlogged by rain or flooding. With flooding, we also clean and disinfect everything that we do not need to remove for disposal, making it safe for you and your family.

Other things we do post-disaster that help our customers keep different factors in mind: 

  • Choosing replacement items to match or complement undamaged ones,
  • Explaining which options are more durable and less likely to succumb to similar future events, and
  • Preventative measures that our customers can use immediately.

SERVPRO of Cutler Bay is ready to help restore furnishings and other property, “Like it never even happened.” After storm and flood damage, call (305) 278-8484.

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