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How Flood Damage Can Strike In Augusta When You Least Expect It
Flood damage does not always happen as a result of a major storm: average rainfall can sometimes lead to home damage when you least expect it. SERVPRO technicians respond to flood damage calls year-round, and while harsh weather leads to the most severe cases we encounter, we stay ready after any rainy day for the relatively high chance of a call for help with flooding. Here are a few ways that relatively mild wet weather can lead to damage to your home.
Runoff can cause some of the most severe flood damage in Augusta without the presence of a major storm. When the ground and soil becomes filled with so much water that it cannot hold anymore, any further rainfall starts to flow downhill instead of being absorbed. This effect can quickly lead to flash flooding in the area or even a potential landslide. Flooding in these situations usually affects homes at the base of a hill or in a low-lying area but could cause damage to any local neighborhood.
Leaving open a window during a rainstorm can quickly cause damage to an entire room or area of your home. Soaked carpets, walls, and furniture all require the help of a specialist company like SERVPRO to dry out without sustaining additional damage, but thankfully, most of these cases are short and inexpensive projects. To avoid damage of this type, make sure your windows stay closed when the clouds gather, especially if winds start to pick up.
Leaks and Overflowing Gutters
Chance calamities such as gutter clogs and leaks in the exterior of your home can lead to some isolated flooding on your property. Do your best to remedy the source of these damages by any means necessary when you find them, as a quick seal job or removal of clogging materials can prevent the kind of significant damage that requires a call to SERVPRO.
No matter the weather and season, SERVPRO of Augusta South / Burke & Wilkes Counties stays ready 24/7 to help mitigate and reverse the effects of flood damage in your home. Call us at (706) 843-1990.
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