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Consider Doing a Post-Storm Damage Check for Your Home | SERVPRO® of East Mecklenburg/Matthews

9/19/2023 (Permalink)

A woman who works for SERVPRO checking for moisture in a basement with a moisture meter If you have pooled water around your foundation or find moisture in your home, SERVPRO® of East Mecklenburg/Matthew is here to help.

Storm damage can be highly unpredictable. Even if a storm does not feel severe or frightening, damage to your home remains a genuine 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 remedying it without too much hassle or headache. Damages can quickly compound and give rise to secondary issues if left unnoticed, so catching it early is critical. Fortunately, by doing a post-storm damage inspection after every storm, you will be far more likely to catch these problems quickly so that you can call us.

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 problem quickly.

Do a Visual Examination of Your Roof

Of course, climbing on your roof after every storm would not be practical (or safe), 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 severe leaks or other issues if not addressed.

If your home has been damaged due to a storm, you can depend on SERVPRO® of East Mecklenburg/Matthews 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.

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