Flood damage comes in many forms. Some of the more common ones include river flooding, sea flooding, storm surge (coastal), flash floods (localized), landslides and mudslides, surface runoff. The Water Extraction Sydney team can help you with all manner of water-related jobs, from burst pipes to storm damage and everything in between.
Flood damage is the number one weather-related killer in Australia. Ninety percent of flood damage in Sydney is done by fresh water.
Flood Damage Sydney Can Be Categorised As Follows:
1. River Flooding –
Inundation by a river as a result of heavy rainfall upstream. Flood levels may last for many days or weeks after the rain stops if the ground is waterlogged. This type usually occurs on lower-lying properties where drainage may be poor and often inundates whole townships and cities. Floods can be the most devastating to homes and businesses due to the amount of time it may take for water levels to recede.
2. Sea Flooding –
Flooding by an arm of the sea that extends into a coastal area, such as a river or delta (e.g. Moreton Bay in Queensland) or lagoon Flood waters usually come up quickly and recede slowly, leaving behind saltwater residue that can kill lawns and gardens. This type of flooding is extremely expensive to repair because the salty residue left behind will often cause permanent damage if not treated properly.
3. Storm Surge –
Flooding due to the storm surge (wave action) during a cyclone or hurricane can cause flooding even in areas that are above sea level. Floods caused by storm surge not only affect coastal communities but also low-lying inland locations like rivers and lakes. Flood levels can vary dramatically depending on wind direction, tidal conditions and speed of water movement.
Flood levels can also be exacerbated by heavy rain falling before or during the storm surge. Flooding from a storm surge is usually slower to recede than sea flooding and strong winds can cause severe damage to property.
4. Surface Runoff Flooding –
Flooding results from excessive rainfall over land which cannot drain into rivers, lakes or coastal waters. Flooding from surface runoff usually occurs in valleys and on roads near waterways. Flood damage Sydney from this type of flooding is the least severe because it occurs over a short period of time and affects a small area.
5. Flash Flooding –
Flooding occurs over a short period of time (usually less than six hours) and affects a small area, such as in gullies and creeks. Flood waters occur quickly and recede quickly which is why this type of flood is very dangerous and causes the most fatalities. Flood damage Sydney from flash floods usually results from overflowing rivers, poor drainage systems or blocked stormwater drains.
If water levels rise slowly, you can move furniture to higher levels before it becomes submerged. However, if the flood occurs quickly you must make decisions on what items are valuable enough to save – do not waste your time trying to save any damaged goods since they are unsalvageable when the waters have gone down. A Water Extraction Sydney team knows what it takes to deliver a thorough, safe job. Flood damage restoration is the process of removing the excess moisture from the affected area.
Floods can occur any time of year although they are more likely to be experienced during the warmer months, especially after a severe storm. Flood damage from rainwater is the most common type of flood damage and it is important for homeowners to protect their properties from this type of damage as preventative measures are generally simple and inexpensive. Water Extraction Sydney can provide services within 24 hours all across Australia.