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3 Ways to Prepare for Spring Storms

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

Rain running off brown-tiled roof Your roof and gutters play an integral part in protecting your home from flooding!

We recently experienced a strong storm that caused damage through much of North Carolina. While many of us in the Hickory area managed to get away with minimal damage, the incident was a reminder of the potential destruction these storms can bring. Now that storm season has picked up, we’re sharing 3 things you can do to prepare!

  1. Clean your gutters. Your gutters are your first line of defense against flooding. They are designed to catch and redirect rain away from your home, but if they are not clean, they have the potential to back up and cause problems.

  1. Remove any problem trees. After nearly every major storm, we get calls from people who have had a tree fall on their homes. If you have any sick or otherwise problematic trees near your home, have them removed or trimmed before they cause significant damage!

  1. Repair any known cracks or other structural problems. Don’t put off any repair projects. We often get calls during storms where customers discover water leaking through the roof. If you know of any structural issues, be sure to have them patched immediately!

There’s no telling how strong the next storm will be, if you take precautions, you can mitigate the damage. If you do have storm damage, however, know that our professionals at SERVPRO of Catawba County West are always available to help!

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