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Post Protect Your Home from Water Damage in a Storm

Storm damage has become an increasingly significant concern for homeowners as severe storms have struck and caused massive amounts of property damage throughout the country. While there is nothing that anyone can do to prevent a natural disaster or keep a storm from passing over their house, there are plenty of precautions that you can take to ensure that your home encounters the least amount of storm and water damage possible. The following five tips may be able to help you avoid water and storm damage to your home.

Have Roof and Gutters Checked Regularly

Gaps between shingles and clogged drainage pipes can wreak havoc on your roof and your home once a storm begins. In fact, a soaked roof caused by poor sealant between singles or overflowing gutters can even cause major structural damage on top of minor leaks, especially when coupled with storm-force winds and the potential for falling trees. Have a professional check your roof and gutters at least once per year to ensure that no repairs are needed. If there is a problem, take care of it quickly to avoid worsening problems.

Bring In or Tie Down Outdoor Fixtures

Outdoor furniture and fixtures can be picked up by a strong wind and blown through a window in your home, opening up the possibility for a torrential downpour to come in through a broken window. Before the storm hits, make sure that everything outside your home is thoroughly secured and away from your windows.

Turn Off the Power to Avoid Electrical Damage

Water damage isn’t just about your belongings - it can also damage electrical and climate systems in your home. While cutting the power may not ensure that you avoid all electrical damage, the lack of power running through wires can help preserve systems if they do become flooded. Additionally, your personal safety is increased, cutting down your risk of accidental electrocution while attending to circuits and electrical systems in a flood.

Pay Attention to Sewage Systems

In extreme floods, sewage systems can become backed up and begin flowing into your home rather than out of it. Consult with a plumber to see about having a gate valve installed on all sewage pipes that come into your home, which can stop the flow of water from causing a plumbing nightmare.

Waterproof Your Basement

Basement flooding is a major culprit of water damage during storms. There are countless ways to improve the water-tightness of basements, including painting with a sealant, repairing cracks, installing pumps, and even planning your garden accordingly. Consult a contractor to find out exactly which waterproofing methods are best for your basement.

In the event of water damage to your home or business, Global Restoration can help. Restore your peace of mind with Georgia Storm Damage Restoration, Indiana Storm Damage Restoration, and Ohio Storm Damage Restoration.

To learn more, please contact the storm damage experts at Global Restoration.
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post #2 of Old 08-31-2013, 07:22 AM
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There some important steps that you can take as a homeowner to protect your home from water damage in a storm. The all tips for protecting homes from water damage in a storm are indeed excellent and should be followed by each homeowner in order to protect their home from water damage in a storm.
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Useful tips to save our homes from any natural disasters. Since single & small things should be taken care off, the moment we get any alert from weather forecast dept. Also Mobile janitorial supply offers a vast range of cleaning products which are best to be used under any weather condition or circumstances.
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Properly maintaining a home is one of the best ways to prevent water damage. As rightly said, homeowner can prevent water seepage by painting water-sealant around the basement, and avert a sewer backup by installing and maintaining a backwater valve which allows sewage to go out, but not come back in.Pooling water near a house can lead to significant interior damage. Consider these improvements to keep water away from your home.Thease are very important to prevent water damages.And can go a long way along with the above tips to ensure minimum damage and expenses on restoration of your home.
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Cleaning Up After a Storm
Be very careful climbing ladders or working on roofs.
Use extreme caution if using a chainsaw to cut trees or branches.
Cover leaking roofs before the next rain to prevent further water damage.
Remove wet rugs and carpet from floors.
Open windows and run fans if you have water damage in your home.

Hiring a Contractor for Repairs
Except for emergency repairs, check with your insurance company before hiring a contactor.
Avoid “fly by night” contractors who are not from your area.
Check the local homebuilder’s association for recommendations of reputable contractors.
Get several written bids and understand exactly what each bid includes as far as the work to be done and the materials used.
Be persistent but patient since reputable contractors may be overwhelmed with work after a storm.

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Thank you for the share. It was really helpful. However, the car, which is your second home also needs to be taken care of. I cam across this article yesterday - https://www.mrhomecare.in/car-care/car-protection-monsoon/ - talking about how to take care of your car during such times and help from getting damaged.

Hope it helps! Cheers!
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Good subject, especially for those of us who are usually affected by bad storms. Here in Florida, we just got through Irma, and now Maria is coming along the same track.
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If your home is affected by a major storm, an emergency restoration contractor can help you with the storm cleanup, including flooding and water damage. Initially, they will conduct a full inspection of your property, assess the damage and determine what services you need for proper storm cleanup. Then, the water mitigation and drying services they provide will help prevent any further water damage. Once those services have been performed, you may need to hire another type of restoration contractor to help reconstruct and rebuild flooring, walls, electrical work and other systems in your home. Contact your insurance company to report the damage and for advice on next steps in the cleanup process, and then call a restoration contractor for the specific type of work you need completed (tree removal, water damage, flooding, roof repair, etc.).

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Storm damage has become an increasingly significant concern for homeowners as severe storms have struck and caused massive amounts of property damage throughout the country. While there is nothing that anyone can do to prevent a natural disaster or keep a storm from passing over their house, there are plenty of precautions that you can take to ensure that your home encounters the least amount of storm and water damage possible. The following five tips may be able to help you avoid water and storm damage to your home.

Have Roof and Gutters Checked Regularly

Gaps between shingles and clogged drainage pipes can wreak havoc on your roof and your home once a storm begins. In fact, a soaked roof caused by poor sealant between singles or overflowing gutters can even cause major structural damage on top of minor leaks, especially when coupled with storm-force winds and the potential for falling trees. Have a professional check your roof and gutters at least once per year to ensure that no repairs are needed. If there is a problem, take care of it quickly to avoid worsening problems.

Bring In or Tie Down Outdoor Fixtures

Outdoor furniture and fixtures can be picked up by a strong wind and blown through a window in your home, opening up the possibility for a torrential downpour to come in through a broken window. Before the storm hits, make sure that everything outside your home is thoroughly secured and away from your windows.

Turn Off the Power to Avoid Electrical Damage

Water damage isn’t just about your belongings - it can also damage electrical and climate systems in your home. While cutting the power may not ensure that you avoid all electrical damage, the lack of power running through wires can help preserve systems if they do become flooded. Additionally, your personal safety is increased, cutting down your risk of accidental electrocution while attending to circuits and electrical systems in a flood.

Pay Attention to Sewage Systems

In extreme floods, sewage systems can become backed up and begin flowing into your home rather than out of it. Consult with a plumber to see about having a gate valve installed on all sewage pipes that come into your home, which can stop the flow of water from causing a plumbing nightmare.

Waterproof Your Basement

Basement flooding is a major culprit of water damage during storms. There are countless ways to improve the water-tightness of basements, including painting with a sealant, repairing cracks, installing pumps, and even planning your garden accordingly. Consult a contractor to find out exactly which waterproofing methods are best for your basement.

In the event of water damage to your home or business, Global Restoration can help. Restore your peace of mind with Georgia Storm Damage Restoration, Indiana Storm Damage Restoration, and Ohio Storm Damage Restoration.

To learn more, please contact the storm damage experts at Global Restoration.
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