Storm Damage: What Kennesaw Residents Need to Know

Preparing for Storm Damage in Kennesaw

 

It is impossible to predict precisely when Kennesaw storm damage will strike. However, both residential and business property owners can take steps to minimize the potential harm. There is a broad range of proactive decisions that, when determined and implemented appropriately, go a long way toward avoiding or at least inhibiting permanent and progressive damage:

 

  • Mindful approaches to designing storage and living spaces, especially in lower levels, stressing planning to keep furnishings and other contents above the flood line and/or developing a practical plan to move items quickly

  • Installation and maintenance of permanent water damage mitigation systems like sump pumps

  • Proper installation, maintenance, and prompt repair of roofing, gutters, and downspouts to divert precipitation runoff far from a property's foundation or crawl space

  • Grading of the ground adjacent to residences or commercial properties to facilitate the flow of stormwater away from the building

  • Packing up and storing essential documents, heirlooms, and other irreplaceable personal or business property either off-site or on upper levels -- digital storage is an increasingly viable option as well

  • Reviewing options among restoration contractors long before a crisis looms and choosing a full-spectrum company such as AdvantaClean to be your partner if severe weather or other natural disasters occur -- including reaching out to ask us for recommendations on how to prepare for the unexpected

AdvantaClean and Storm Damage 

The disruption wrought by storm damage in Kennesaw can be significant even when well-laid plans are in place. Availability 24/7 is critical, as storms wait for no one. Home and business owners need a local licensed and certified contractor with highly-qualified technicians trained to adhere to the restoration industry's best practices. AdvantaClean prioritizes mastery of appropriate certifications for our technicians. Completing coursework and hands-on practice provided by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) grounds our technicians in the international standards. We also invest in commercial-grade equipment to support the efforts of our work crews:

 

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) for our technicians as stormwater is by definition Category 3 -- the most contaminated

  • Supplies for setting up containment spaces, including heavy-duty polyethylene for wrapping and negative pressure air scrubbers to suction airborne contaminants through HEPA filters before exhausting to the outdoors

  • Shovels, rakes, and other tools to help with removing muck

  • Submersible pumps, including trash pumps where water-logged debris is present, for standing water deeper than two inches

  • Truck-mounted and portable extractors, weighted or wanded, with the option to contain contaminated fluids for disposal following local hazardous waste rules and regulation

  • Moisture detectors and meters to establish the perimeter of water migration and establish baselines for eventual drying goals

  • Brushes, sponges, rags, and other tools to clean soiled surfaces, along with a full complement of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered cleaning solutions

  • EPA-registered antimicrobials for application after cleaning to inhibit the growth of fungi and pathogens present in highly contaminated fluids

  • A comprehensive array of structural drying equipment to reduce moisture levels to normal, including axial fans, low profile air movers, dehumidifiers, and heaters

  

During the chaos and stress of a Kennesaw storm damage aftermath, you can rely on AdvantaClean of Marietta for support by providing the highest-quality restoration services. Call (404) 474-8443 day or night for a prompt assessment after heavy rains and fierce winds, resulting in a practical mitigation and remediation plan.

 

The proper professional equipment and IICRC training make all the difference in your property's recovery from storm damage in Kennesaw. AdvantaClean of Marietta supplies an extensive and scalable cutting-edge inventory of hardware, tools, and EPA-registered cleaning and antimicrobial products for the benefit of residential or commercial customers, expertly employed by our IICRC-certified technicians.