How Can Storms Hurt My Home?
A spring storm, while somewhat expected, can also strike quickly and hard without warning. A simple afternoon of relaxing outside can immediately turn into a home-soaking downpour leaving everyone within earshot in a panic. For us on Long Island, we know the issues that come with a flash storm -- and unfortunately, maybe the damage as well. Below are a few things that can be done to prevent damage, and what may happen if it isn’t.
Think About What’s Left Open
Remember cutting vegetables and leaving the window open last night? A flash storm ran through town and your entire kitchen counter is now soaked -- great -- now what?! Whether it’s your car or your home, make sure you try and remember to close things after using them; especially if the inside can become damaged or stolen from. A flash storm like this can send tons of water into your home, causing water damage, mold growth in tight places, and bad smells from all angles!
Try and Prepare
Is your home the community pool after a hard rainstorm? What about past experiences with leaking roofing that resembles that of an extra, yet unwanted showerhead? If this is you, make sure to call someone and have it inspected! Collect sandbags or create runoff channels around your home as well as preparation. The last thing you need is more water than you asked for. Everyone loves spending a few extra minutes in the shower; but showering in the living room isn’t exactly a desirable feature.
Always Know Who To Call
If you’ve been on the wrong side of a spring shower and need assistance, the first thing to do is call someone who can help you with the situation as best as possible. Fixing damage and preventing it from happening the next time is something SERVPRO is no stranger to handling -- and your home is just as important as our own.
Should you experience any sort of damage due to a storm, know that there is a local company willing to help you at the drop of a dime. SERVPRO of East Meadow/Westbury has been helping local families and business recover after all types of storms and your case is no different! To receive assistance with storm, fire or water damage, give us a call at 516-334-2927