How to Manage Spring Storm Damage
Everything from thunderstorms to tornadoes can wreak havoc on your property. Take matters into your own hands to prevent storm damage to your home, and be sure to call in the professionals at SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle when needed.
Take a peek at yours and your neighbor’s trees for any suspicious limbs. These include branches that appear to be decaying, ones that are too close to power lines, and ones that are too close to your home.
Practice Defensive Gardening
Sure, this isn’t an actual term, but it is a good concept! Once you know your house well, you’ll likely know the areas of your yard more prone to puddling and run off. Use landscaping to your advantage by planting wet-footed plants or installing confined pea gravel, or placing splash blocks to redirect gutter flow.
Prepare For The Worst
Spring storms can vary from the powerful to a light shower. While different in length, both can bring a significant rainfall which can quickly result in floods. Whether you have a French Drain, sump pump, or central drain, be sure to check it often and schedule routine maintenance.
Know Before You Go
Prior to leaving your house, check the forecast and plan accordingly. If storms are brewing, be sure to close windows, secure pots and planters, close umbrellas, and stack or tie down patio furniture.
Show Your Basement Some Love
If your basement doesn’t get much foot traffic, don’t forget that it still deserves storms protection. Make sure anything stored in the basement is kept at least 4 inches off the ground (especially irreplaceable items like photographs and mementos). Check your basement often for water or mold accumulation.
Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration
Storm and flood damage require specialized restoration techniques and equipment. When a storm hits your New Castle County home, you need the company with storm damage experience and expertise. SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.
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Our certified cleaning and restoration specialists are faster to any size disaster. Providing emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.