Types of Floods and Water Damage 

When a home experiences flooding, it can damage the property, your belongings, and the flood water can potentially be harmful to your health as well. So, what should you watch out for that could potentially cause flooding in your home? Common causes of floods and water damage in your home include appliance malfunctions, broken pipes, severe weather, and drainage issues. These occurrences can lead to several types of floods. Let’s examine the different types below.  

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Flash Floods

Flash floods are caused by severe weather patterns. When there is a rainstorm or snow piles that are melting at a fast rate, it can cause excess water to move rapidly. Flash floods can happen very quickly and with the speed of which the water runs, these floods are able to move large objects, knock someone off their feet, and cause a lot of water damage to a home.  

Coastal Floods

Only people who live near a shoreline typically deal with the potential for coastal floods. Coastal floods are when a severe windstorm creates large waves and pushes the tide to the coastline. When the waves crash against the land it causes flooding that can affect homes in lower elevations.  

River Flooding

If you live near a river, you should know that it has the potential to flood. When there is heavy rainfall or snow is melting quickly in your area, the water of the river could rise and flood its surroundings. River levels are typically monitored closely, especially during those weather patterns. Because of this it’s typically easy to detect when a river flood is about to occur, which gives residents who live nearby time to evacuate or prepare for any home water damage that might occur. 

Finding Water Damage Restoration Professionals in Albany, NY

Floods and water damage can cause a lot of damage to your home no matter which type of flood occurs. Not only does it cause physical damage to your home but depending on what type of flood water it brings into the home, it can also make you and your family extremely ill.  

If you experience any type of flooding in your home, hiring water damage restoration professionals is the key to addressing water damage and getting your home put back together quickly and efficiently. The team assesses the water damage and creates a restoration plan that covers you and your home from point A to point Z.  

Professional Fire Restoration should be the first call you make after experiencing any kind of water damage in your home. We have over 35+ years of experience of turning crisis into calm. We’re here to help you along your path to starting new. Contact us today so we can help clean the water damage in your home and repair it to what it was or make it even better.