Secondary Damage Caused By Storms

Let Dason Fire and Water Restoration help with any secondary damage caused by storms.

Natural disasters can cause extensive property damage that if left unrepaired can become much more serious over time, so if your home or business was recently damaged by wind, hail, rain, or fire, it is critical to retain the services of an experienced restoration service company that can help return your property to its previous condition.

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Storm damage

There are a number of different types of severe weather that can cause damage to a structure, including:

  • Hail and ice storms
  • Flooding caused by heavy rains
  • Tornadoes
  • Earthquakes
  • Hurricanes and tidal surges
  • High winds
  • Lightning strikes
  • Wild fires

Wind storms can irreparably damage a person’s roof within a few minutes or easily tear out a tree, which can in turn, destroy nearby structures. Flooding can weaken a home’s structure within a few days and allow for the growth of dangerous mold. Snowstorms are often accompanied by freezing temperatures, which can cause pipes to burst, flooding a home and causing thousands of dollars worth of damage. While this type of damage can occur quickly, it is also easier to spot and so simpler to address. Other types of damage, however, can linger and worsen if left unchecked.

Secondary damage

Oklahoma residents are especially susceptible to sustaining property damage due to the state’s well-known seasonal storms. While these storms can cause a significant amount of obvious damage by tearing off or damaging a roof, they can also lead to less visible damage. For instance, the intensity of Oklahoma storms can lead to the weakening of underlying structural joints, leaving structures vulnerable to water damage, mold, and mildew, which can be extremely difficult and expensive to remove.

Other types of damage are even more difficult to detect. For example, hail can create soft spots in shingles that are difficult to detect but can significantly weaken a roof, meaning that the next big rain storm could have devastating consequences not only for the roof, but for the interior of the building. Hail and wind can also cause vinyl siding to crack or warp, which may seem like a minor problem, but in the long run can have serious consequences as this type of damage can leave siding exposed to moisture, which can lead to premature aging and require complete replacement at a later date. Window damage is not only aesthetically unappealing, but can allow water and moisture to enter a residence, causing mold problems and making it difficult and expensive to regulate the temperature.

Contact an experienced storm restoration contractor today

Because natural disasters can strike so quickly, many homeowners are left unprepared and unsure of their next steps. However, it is immediately after the storm that it is most important to obtain the help of a restoration contractor who has experience repairing storm damage, so if your house was recently damaged in a storm or natural disaster, please contact us online or by calling 918-379-0390 and we will help explain what is involved in the restoration process. We recognize that these types of emergencies can happen at any time and so are available on a 24/7 basis to address your property damage needs.