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Protect Your Home Before the Storms

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee in black shirt and boots removes wet insulation after making flood cuts in the wall of a garage. After a storm, wall flood cuts are made by SERVPRO® crews, then, wet insulation is removed to avoid microbial growth behind sheetrock.

Warning Signs as a Homeowner Before the Storms

Severe storm damage annually makes landfall in our area between early June to late November. As a homeowner, it is vital to take precautions and preliminary steps to protect your property before storm arrival. Storm damage to be wary and prepare for include, but are not limited to, roof leaks and damages, foundation repairs, broken windows, invasive flood water that seeps in from excessive rain and overflowing creeks or rivers.

Be in the Know with SERVPRO®

Becoming geared in with your local Emergency Management Agency helps you to become more aware of impending storms. Your local EMA can provide details on storms, landfall timeframe and details, and emergency tips for avoiding storm damage to your property. To learn more about Burke County EMA Office Resources, Click Here!

Storm Damage Tips for Your Home:

  • Brace/Reinforce entry doors for tornado winds.
  • Clear your yard of debris, lawn chairs, and children’s toys that could during a storm, become a hazard.
  • Use shutters to help protect your windows.
  • Attach rigid form insulation or plastic sheeting around the outside of your first-floor walls. Water may intrude, but most silt with be kept outside.

Properly preparing for a storm, but more importantly performing routine maintenance of your home helps combat potential storm damages. Regularly clearing your gutters and downspouts helps to extend the life of your gutters and roof. Additionally, pressure washing can help prevent microbial growth, and securing entrance/exit points to your crawlspace helps keep your crawlspace clear and ready for potential drying after flooding.

Need Post-Storm Help? SERVPRO® is Here for You.

Have you and your family experienced storm damages and need help or advice? Please call our SERVPRO® of Augusta South / Burke & Wilkes Counties at 706-843-1990 for advice and scheduling.

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