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Summer Storms are on the Way

4/21/2022 (Permalink)

A rocking chair in an attic is shown Check your attic for damage regularly. It’s important to assess your attic space as often as you check other parts of your home.

Summer is on the way, and with it comes sunshine, vacations, and freedom from school. Storms are also a part of summer and can cause a lot of damage to your home and property.

Inspecting your home before and after a summer storm is always a good idea, but don’t forget your attic! Your attic is one of the places in your home that you won’t visit regularly; usually, a trip up to the attic is only made when you need something you have put up for a rainy day. It’s important to check your attic area periodically for leaks and water damage after a summer storm.

Your attic will also take the brunt of storms, right along with your roof. When the roof sustains damage such as loose or missing roofing material, you will probably see water stains in the attic, letting you know a problem is developing.

Follow these tips to help you keep on top of any damage to your attic:

Check your attic for damage regularly. It’s important to assess your attic space as often as you check other parts of your home. You’ll want to make sure this area isn’t holding water, which can spread to problems with your interior ceilings.

Check your roofing after severe summer weather. It’s crucial to check all roofing after a strong storm and/or high winds to ensure it is still intact. If there has been any damage, have it repaired immediately. Some areas of the country see stormy weather pretty regularly.

If your attic has exterior windows, ensure that they are properly fitted and in good repair to alleviate any possible future leaks.

Make sure boxes, furniture, and other items that may be stored in your attic are pulled away from the walls so that you can see if and when water damage occurs. Cover these items with plastic and seal boxes well to keep your property from suffering.

If you find water damage, it's time to bring in SERVPRO of Brunswick. We specialize 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.

SERVPRO of Brunswick, we are always ready to help with cleanup after water and fire damage and are experts in the area of mold remediation. Call us at (912) 264-6094.

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