Storm season is upon us, here at SERVPRO we are ready!
A storm event can be a widespread or localized event typically caused by a flood, fire, or other natural disasters. Here at SERVPRO of Southwest of Portland are strategically positioned storm teams mobilize crews to deploy with additional equipment and personnel necessary to service property owners on any size loss. No matter the size of the disaster, our team works to advise and assist to provide additional capacity and resources to perform the work needed.
With storms come the two common types of pluvial flooding the two types are surface water floods and flash floods. Surface water floods occur when an urban drainage system is overwhelmed and water flows out into the street and nearby structures. It occurs gradually, which provides people time to move to safe locations, and the level of water is usually shallow (rarely more than 1 meter deep). It creates no immediate threat to lives but may cause significant economic damage.
Secondly, flash floods are categorized by an intense high-velocity torrent of water by torrential rain falling within a short amount of time within the vicinity or nearby elevated terrain. They can also occur via the sudden release of water from an upstream levee or a dam. Flash floods are very dangerous and destructive not only because of the force of the water but also the hurtling debris is often swept in the flow.
SERVPRO of Southwest Portland professionals can give you peace of mind by helping full mitigation and restoration from start to finish to make it “Like it never even happened." Whenever there is a call out SERVPRO of Southwest Portland is ready to meet the need. No matter the time or place you can count on SERVPRO to be there for you. Any questions please call us at 503.777.9739.