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3 SERVPRO Tips to Avoid Crippling Storm Damage Expenses in Wood Country

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

Article at a glance: The goal of this article is to give you information on how to avoid storm damage to your home. If successful, this information could save you and your family $10,000+ in damages.

The Damage that Storms Cause

The storms that hit Wood County in June this year had caused multiple family homes a lot of damage. From structural damage to flooding or trees falling onto roofs. It is hard for the team at SERVPRO to see this because it’s very hard to explain the requirements to fix the damage.

It is an expensive endeavor. From removal of debris, water damage restoration and all other requirements it is not uncommon for insurance bills to reach $10,000 to $20,000+. In this article we will give a short description of some options for you to do do avoid the damage and we will link to the full, detailed blog post for you to read further. Please read these carefully and apply. It could save you a lot of money and a lot of stress.

Beware of Nearby Trees

Trees are one of the biggest causes of home destruction during storms. They can either act as lighting rods, attracting lightning to the home or tree, or, in strong winds, trees can become an airborne projectile to cause damage to your home.

Are there any areas that could create major leaks?

Waters ability to expand and penetrate all areas, big and small, means that if it gets in (particularly during a storm) it creates long lasting issues that only get worse in time.

It is important to check (perhaps every 3 months) for any possible areas of the home’s exterior that may give access to water to come in. You can do this personally, but the more recommended method would to have a professional look for you. This ensures that you are thorough. Professionals know where to look for, how to look and, if found, what is needed to resolve the issue in the most effective and cost-effective way for you.

Have the Proper Insurances

Please, this is by far the most important. As mentioned, storm damages can be very expensive. No family should have to go through the heartache of having for dish out tens of thousands of hard earned dollars to fix their home. Storm insurance will help ease the heartache in these times. It won’t make it easy, but it will make it easier. It’s the best we can ask for.

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