Doing a Post-Storm Damage Check for Your Home | SERVPRO® of East Mecklenburg/Matthews
Storm damage can be extremely unpredictable. Even if a storm did not feel severe or frightening, damage to your home is still a very real possibility after every severe weather incident. With high winds, hail and heavy rains, there are many ways that storm damage can occur all around your home.
In every case, catching this damage early on is your best bet for having it remedied without too much hassle or headache. Left unnoticed, damages can quickly compound and give rise to secondary issues, so catching it early is key. Fortunately, by doing a post-storm damage inspection after every storm, you will be far more likely to catch these problems quickly so you can give us a call.
2 Things to Check on Your Home After a Storm
Check for Any Pooled Water Around the Foundation
Moisture is the No. 1 enemy of the longevity of any home, but just because you do not have any visible leaks does not mean you are in the clear. As soon as possible after a storm subsides, check around your foundation for any spots of pooling water.
This may indicate that you do not have adequate drainage around your home, and over time, this can lead to moisture seeping into the foundation and causing issues. If you do not have damage yet, installing more drainage pathways can often remedy the issue quickly.
Do a Visual Examination of Your Roof
Of course, it would not be practical (or safe) to climb on your roof after every storm, but doing a from-the-ground inspection can give you a good idea of if you need to call in a professional—you can even use binoculars to get a better look.
Missing shingles or areas where they appear loose are a clear sign that you should get an expert’s opinion and potentially have the roof patched. The roof is your first line of defense against any type of moisture getting into your home, and can quickly lead to serious leaks or other issues if not addressed.
If your home has damages due to a storm, you can depend on us to take care of it. Our trained restoration technicians are here 24⁄7 to help you out. Get in touch today so we can come take a look.