Simple Projects to Stop Home Rainwater Damage | SERVPRO® of Macon
You know that flash flooding, strong thunderstorms or interior accidents (like a burst pipe or malfunctioning washing machine) can produce enough water to damage your home.
These can happen frequently in homes, so most of us are prepared to deal with these types of problems. Or we at least have some idea about the things we can do to protect our homes from them.
Here’s another item to add to your list: heavy rains.
Rain can create a real problem for homeowners, especially if you aren’t doing regular home maintenance. Over time, that can lead to progressively more serious levels of water damage.
A Common Homeowner Headache
How likely is it that you’ll have to deal with home water damage this year? Our answer is simple: It’s more likely than you imagine.
It all comes down to doing the math. About one in every 50 Americans will need water damage restoration in 2021. Friends, family members and co-workers may be filing claims this year, too.
We hope you don’t have to file a claim, but we’re here to help you if you do!
Stop Rainwater Damage
Use these basic guidelines to help ensure your home is safer from long-term water damage due to rain:
Don’t overlook the value of native plants. If you do a little homework, the flowers and shrubs you use to help you landscape your home and add curb appeal can also become an added layer of protection. You may want to research native plants in our area to
Look for ways to make your roof safer. Experts estimate that almost 95% of damage is caused by water finding its way through gaps. Sealing your roof can help by keeping water out of gaps between your shingles.
Consider the way your yard drains. Knowing how your yard drains is key to protecting your home. If the water in your yard drains toward your home, then you may want to connect with a landscaping expert. They can help you find ways to protect your yard.
If you need help dealing with damage caused by water, fire or any other issue, we’re here to help you restore your home. We have crews who are available 24⁄7 in the event of an emergency. Contact us anytime to learn more about us and how we can help you restore your home to its original state.