|Published:||Sep 25, 2013 4:40 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 25, 2013 4:42 PM EDT|
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The flooding in some areas of southwest Florida is receding, but some companies are seeing a rise in business because of the high water.
Water is seeping down streets and into people's homes. Servpro construction manager Joshua Martin says Servpro has received several calls for help in the Punta Gorda and North Fort Myers areas.
"We don't obviously get a lot of calls for flooding, unless there is a hurricane or a storm like this, where we have rising water," Martin said.
The damages, Martin says, can cost thousands of dollars and some flood victims are stuck paying the full price. "A lot of people don't have flood insurance it they don't have flood insurance their normal homeowners insurance doesn't cover it."
One septic service says they've received multiple calls for tanks overflowing because of high water in the north section of Cape Coral and in North Fort Myers.
A flood of calls continues at Roof Smart. Many of them are for leaks. "We have been getting typically about 25 to 30 calls a day," said Misty Gillam. She says recent rain is to blame.
"A lot of roofs have leaks. A lot of people dont realize it. What happens is, the leak will dry up before it becomes apparent. Well, now all of those leaks are becoming apparent. Even newer roofs now, we're finding leaks on those," she said.
If you have weather damage, make sure you do your research on the company you call. You want to make sure the job, whether it's getting your roof or your floor fixed, is done properly by a licensed, reliable company.