Extreme weather can occur at any time, and in any part of the country. Thunderstorms with high winds are most common to occur in the spring and summer months, while blizzards with high amounts of snow and winds are a winter phenomenon that more typically occurs in the north. Fargo & Grand Forks residents have experienced both extreme weather conditions, along with the accompanying damage that these types of weather conditions can cause.
Steamatic of Red River Valley understands what it is like to experience physical damage within your community, as a result of storm damage, and how difficult it can be to rid your home or property of these damages. After Mother Nature inundates you with high winds and excessive water, Steamatic knows that quick response and quality resolution are of the utmost importance. There are a few things that should be checked in a water damage situation like this, as soon as it has become safe to do so.
Tornadoes and blizzards aren’t the only unusual weather that can bring wind damage, however. Straight-line winds can take down trees, tear off roofs, and loosen gutters and siding, among other things. Steamatic of Red River Valley’s Wind and Tornado response and restoration service team is here to help with any weather damage situation, and come prepared to aid in all weather conditions involving:
High winds can also cause secondary damage with blowing dirt and debris. Trampolines and trash cans are just some of the items frequently found in yards after a storm with severe winds. They can break windows, put holes in walls, and knock the housing off of outside HVAC compressors. Dirt, leaves, and branches can also get caught in the compressor, preventing it from working correctly. Dust on the condenser coil can impact interior air quality, which can be a health hazard, particularly for those with compromised immune systems, asthma, or allergies.
Fallen Trees and Limbs
Broken or downed trees can cause anywhere from light, to severe damage, based on how large the tree and where they fall. They can pull utility and power lines down with them, as well as, loosen or damage the HVAC line set that contains refrigerant. Even if you don’t see a fallen tree or tree limbs directly on your unit, a loud sound when your A/C unit comes on can indicate that limbs or twigs may have become caught in the condenser. After ensuring a safe outdoor environment, and checking that no dangerous live power lines are nearby, an examination of your outside HVAC equipment should be done to check for protentional damage.
Whether it is from wind damage tearing off parts of the roof, a broken window that allows rain inside, or freezing temperatures that cause a pipe to burst, water can cause more damage the longer it is allowed to sit. If you have standing water or moisture, in your house, call Steamatic of Red River Valley for their water damage service immediately. After assessing the damage, our water damage service team can:
- Remove water
- Dehumidify the home
- Sanitize and restore the damage
Flooding and Leaks
Extreme weather can bring high water. Flooding can be dangerous for occupants and can cause extensive destruction. Damage to roofs, windows, and pipes can cause water to enter the house, and soak deep into the wood, drywall, and insulation. As soon as it is safe, call the experienced technicians at Steamatic of Red River Valley. Their dehumidification protocols can get your home back to a clean, safe, and dry condition for your family.
An unfortunate case of insult on top of injury, mold and mildew can form after water has entered the home. Both can form in the ventilation system, causing your A/C or heater to blow the spores into your home. If you experience repeated headaches, difficulty breathing, rashes, or an irritated throat and nose, call Steamatic of Red River Valley. Their experienced team can perform their mold remediation service. They can examine your HVAC coils, filters, and vents and eradicate the growth.
When unusual weather causes damage to your home or HVAC system, whether it is a quick repair or a complete replacement, Steamatic of Red River Valley has the technical knowledge and experience to solve the problem. For a quarter of a century, customers in the Fargo, Grand Forks area have trusted us with not only their heating and air problems, but their 24×7 emergency response, renovation, and clean-up services as well. Contact Steamatic of Red River Valley today to find out more.