Use These 3 Simple Steps to Prevent Heavy Rain Damage at Home | SERVPRO® of South Bronx
No one likes to think about what they would do if water damaged their home. But dealing with this problem is a reality for many homeowners every year, including people in our community.
We know it’s common from our experiences, but the numbers show it’s a common problem, too. According to insurance industry experts, about one in every 50 Americans will need water damage restoration this year. That means literally millions of people will deal with this issue.
We hope it doesn’t happen to you, but if it does, it’s good to be prepared.
Water Damage Causes
When you think about the natural disasters and home appliance and plumbing malfunctions that can lead to water damage, you can probably make a list of things that can cause water damage.
You may not even think of rain as a cause of damage at all. It’s a common fixture in many weekly forecasts, so it doesn’t register the same way a storm system does. But if your home is not well-maintained, rain can damage it over time.
It’s not as difficult as you might think to lessen your risk with planning and creativity.
Keeping Your Property Safe From Heavy Rains
Our team members have good ideas for ways to protect your home from water damage. Basic home maintenance can make a difference, and many of these projects might be on your list already:
Check your yard for drainage issues. Knowing the way your yard drains in relation to your home is vital. If you notice that your yard is draining toward your home, then you might want to get in touch with a landscaping expert to look for ways to protect your yard.
Use native plants. Choosing native plants can protect your home from water damage. Plus, they can make your home look more beautiful. Talk to a local expert about native plants or visit a native plant sale.
Make time to seal your roof. Did you know that 95% of roof damage is caused by water finding its way through gaps in your shingles? Sealing your roof will prevent this problem.
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 at any time to learn more about us and how we can help you restore your home to its original state.