Repair Contractor Team Dispatched To Assist With Clean-up After Hail and Torrential Rain Damage In Wichita & Central Kansas on May 31, 2022

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Jun 1, 2022

Throughout Tuesday night, May 31st, the residents of Wichita & Central Kansas heard tornado warnings, there were a few that touched down in areas, but did not cause any significant damage. What did develop were torrential rains, flooding, and softball size hail stones.

Hail up to 2” – 3” in diameter (golf ball size to softball size) fell, damaging homes and commercial buildings. Property owners were left not only with cracked, broken, dented roof tiles, siding, and gutters, but also water damage due to the wind-driven heavy rains. This kind of damage can cause mold, mildew, and degradation of wood within the structures of buildings.

By late Tuesday night, there were reports of 2” to 4” of rain. It fell so hard that the storm drains could not handle the flow and local flooding occurred. At 10 pm, there were stalled vehicles stranded in street flooding and up to 2000 without power.

RestoreMasters knows that it is imperative for immediate emergency intervention, as soon as possible after a storm such as this. A team was sent to aid property owners with clean-up, and emergency roof covering with tarp or shrink wrap, in order to prevent further water damage from future rain storms.

The Wichita, KS area as indicated on the local hail map, had patches of varied sizes of hail, from softball-sized (purple) to golf ball-sized (orange). One inch (yellow) to one and three-quarter-inch sized (orange) hail dropped in patches at varied times throughout the storm.

Hail Map, Wichita & Central Kansas, May 31, 2022

Resident and news centers of Wichita and Central Kansas posted images on social media:

According to NOAA National Weather Service Hail Map, varied-sized hail pelted Wichita and surrounding areas.

  • Wichita: brief tornadoes touched down, very large hail.
  • Dexter: storm tracker saw a brief spin-up that lasted for a few seconds, touchdown in open field.
  • Winfield: Golf ball-sized hail.
  • Emporia: Quarter-sized hail.
  • Belle Plaine: Tennis ball-sized hail.

RestoreMasters has been working to mitigate the damage caused by heavy rains and exacerbated by damage from large hail. When water seeps into buildings through roof shingle damage or siding damage, warmth from outside or from heating inside will encourage the growth of mold. As moisture increases, so does mold growth. When conditions are right, mold can begin growing within 24 to 48 hours, it actually shows itself up to about 12 days from start. Steps can be taken to deal with mold damage, and RestoreMasters provides a guide for this. They are also available to assist property owners in every aspect of clean-up to full restoration.

Tornadoes, hail, and even strong winds can cause severe wind damage to roofing systems. Some older roofs can sustain damage from only 50 mph winds. Roof damage can be severe or mild, depending on various factors which include: materials used on the roof, impact of debris, building height and proximity to other buildings, age, angle and shape of the roof and type of roofing.

Following severe weather like this, it's important to get a thorough roof inspection & property damage assessment to determine whether or not you have roof damage from hail or wind. If roof leaks are a problem, they need to be addressed immediately. Experienced roofing contractors can either cover the affected area (or the entire roof) with a tarp or with a durable shrink wrap plastic membrane until long-term repairs can be made. Preventing water intrusion will help stop mold from growing.
Even if you don't think your roof was damaged, you will want to get your roof inspected if your property falls anywhere within the hail damage map. Many storm damage symptoms are not always evident immediately. And insurance companies sometimes enforce deadlines for claims, so you need to get your claim filed quickly.
Emergency response crews are available to provide property owners with assistance in turnkey restoration services, as well as assistance with frozen pipe damage, window damage, siding damage, and roof damage.
We provide services to clients of all types, with hail or wind damage to tile roofing, such as: hospitals, medical facilities, churches, schools, colleges & universities, museums, condos, hotels, warehouses, resorts, retail properties, historical properties, industrial properties, and residential properties.
Call us today, if your building or roofing system has seen damage from fallen trees or collapsed roof or any other damage from hail, tornadoes or wind storms.
Lighthouse Tabernacle - Sulphur, LARestoreMasters is a disaster restoration contractor, providing storm damage restoration from hail, tornadoes, fire and flood, responding to emergencies in disaster situations, by aiding with repair of commercial and industrial roofing, tile roofs, providing temporary solutions to cover damaged roofs with tarp or shrink wrap. We also provide clean up of storm debris, water damage cleanup, frozen pipe burst cleanup, restoration after water damage, mold remediation, tornado damage roofing & restoration, hurricane damage roofing & restoration, interior restoration and construction and much more. We also provide fire damage cleanup & restoration.
Contact RestoreMasters if you need assistance with storm damage repair.
As one of the nation's leading large loss claims experts, our team of independent adjusters works directly with your insurance company to help expedite the process and get your facility back to full operation in no time. A turnkey restoration contractor, we can help you with all phases of restoration from emergency response services to total build back.
The RestoreMasters team is comprised of professionals specializing in storm damage insurance restoration, including: insurance claims experts, public adjusters, large loss attorneys, roofing engineers, building engineers, interior construction experts, and other experts in the field of damage restoration.
We do repair, replacement and restoration services on the following roofing systems: TPO roofing, metal roofing, tile roofing for hail damage, slate roofing, asphalt shingle roofing from hurricane damage, EPDM roofing, roof coatings, torch down roofing, BUR roofing, SBS-modified roofing repair, PVC roofing.

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