Comprehensive Articles on Damage Types - Water, Smoke, Fire, Mold, and Smoke

Flood Damage

Science is amazing, isn’t it? For instance, science can help you to achieve a seemingly impossible task. Things that were considered science fiction in the past are a reality today. Still, in some ways, science is no match for nature. It takes years to build a home, and the forces of nature can demolish it within seconds. Such situations are regularly witnessed in areas that are afflicted with storms, tornadoes and floods.

Floods, in particular, are extremely common and can be very devastating. Flooding is a situation in which water volume becomes greater than the capacity of its bounds. Because of the strength of water, water damage can be very extensive. Apart from creating problems on a large scale, floods can also hurt people on an individual level.

Collective flood damage:

Collective flood damages are those hardships which are faced by all of the people living in a certain area or region. Examples include:

  • A breakage in food supply

  • A power failure

  • Dead phone lines

  • No transportation

  • Unavailability of doctors

  • An outbreak of disease

Individual damage:

Individual damages are difficulties that are faced exclusively by one person or a family. For instance:

  • Partial damage done to house

  • Completely damaged vehicles

  • Insufficient food

  • Unavailability of means of communication

  • Complete damage to property and belongings

Apart from these damages, one may have to face many other problems caused by floods. But apart from your health and wellbeing, the most important thing to protect in the event of a flood is your home, and that’s why it is obligatory to take steps that will strengthen and fortify your home against the floodwaters. Despite your precautions, you may still have to go through the process of flood damage restoration. For a house, this restoration may be required for water damaged walls, water damaged furniture, floor, paint, records, and so on. Mildew and mold can also create problems for home owners.

Types of floods:

The extent of damaged caused by a flood is dependant on its type. There are different types of floods, including:

  • Riverine floods: Rapidly melting snow or heavy rainfall can cause this type of flood. It may be slow, resulting from monsoons, tropical depressions, etc., or it may be fast, stemming from an intense thunderstorm.

  • Estuarine floods: These types of floods are caused by sea tidal surges and can cause damage to a greater extent than riverine floods.

  • Coastal floods: These floods are caused by rigorous sea storms and are considered to be the most devastating in nature.

These are the basic flood types, each with a unique potential for catastrophic damage. In order to avoid severe damage to your home and property, it is essential to pay heed to the advice given by local authorities and government. If evacuation is the only option, you must do it as quickly as possible.