Downpours And Heavy Wind Can Cause Damage, But There Are Things You Can Do To Prepare
Heavy Wind And Rain In Brunswick
Storms in the spring-time are something you will want to be ready for. Bad weather is often unpredictable, so it is important to take steps to keep your home and business safe from storm damage.
It is a smart idea to conduct an inspection of your home or business and grounds before inclement weather hits. A leaky roof or windows can cause big problems during heavy rainfall and strong winds. Do all your exterior doors and windows fit correctly, and are they properly weather-stripped? When is the last time you took a good look at the roofing of all the buildings on your property?
These are all great questions to keep in mind.
Loose shutters and unstable large trees and bushes can be a danger in high winds. Trim back trees and bushes with large heavy branches that are not in good condition so that windows and vehicles are not in danger of storm damage in windy conditions.
Many homes in older cities have drainage ditches or creeks on the property. Take time to inspect these areas and remove debris or dirt that might obstruct the flow of water from a heavy rain. A clogged drainage ditch or creek bed can cause a lot of damage by flooding property during, or even after, a storm. Drainage can be an issue in parking areas as well, so you will want to consider sand-bagging in some instances.
Do you have a system in place that will help you to get information to everyone you care about in case of a weather emergency? Most of us use our cell phones to communicate, but in the case of a bad storm, your cell phone service could be at risk. You might consider installing a good old-fashioned landline in case area cell phone towers are damaged or go down. If you or a family member gets stuck at work or out doing errands, others will worry, so keeping those lines of communication open can keep everyone safe and worry-free.
SERVPRO of Brunswick specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.
We are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.
The SERVPRO of Brunswick team is here to help in the event of storm damage, fire damage, or mold issues. You can give us a call today at (912) 264 6094.