Protecting Your Welcome Home From Storm Damage
If living in the Piedmont has taught us anything, it’s that when summer rolls around, so do storms. Many people don’t realize that North Carolina has its own “Tornado Alley,” So with the threat of severe weather, what can you do to protect your home or business from damage due to storms?
- Check for dead Trees or Limbs. Dead, damaged or diseased trees may not be able to survive strong wind and hail. A fallen branch on your roof has the potential to cause thousands of dollars in water damage alone.
- Clean Out Your Gutters. Clogged gutters can cause water back up around your roof. During heavy rains, this backup can work itself under shingles and cause water spots on the ceiling and even mold damage. In addition, if the lower part of the gutter is not draining properly, it could cause foundation issues over time.
- Inspect Your Roof. Damaged or loose shingles will allow water into your home. Over time this will call soft spots in your roof and could be expensive to repair.
And if you experience storm damage to your Welcome home or business, give the experts at SERVPRO of Lexington/Thomasville a call at 336-224-2565. Our team of highly trained technicians is available 24/7/365 because we know no one plans on a disaster occurring, but with SERVPRO you can prepare if one does.