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Storm Preparation - Fairhaven 02719

11/11/2019 (Permalink)

It's no secret that storms can cause multiple types of damages to your home, business, and rental properties. The crews at SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford are well versed in dealing with the uncertainty of the elements.

The overwhelming precipitation, wind speeds, and airborne debris can expose weak points in new construction and batter down even the sturdiest properties. If poorly maintained, gutters and downspouts can cause some serious heachaches during these "acts of God." storms. However, the redirection of water off and away from your roof can help prevent roof leaks caused by pressure and prevent accumulated water from finding the path of least resistance into your home. Having downspout output spouts well connected and directing the water away from your structure's foundation is also very important.

Another way to keep water from accumulatingin your home is to make sure that your sump pump or french drain is working properly. You'll want to do this before the storms come. A simple check to make sure your sump pump isn't unplugged can go a long way. They can often become unplugged by tradesmen working in your basement looking for an electrical source to plug their equipment in; clogged with debris; and of course, the regular mechanical issues that may arise if not maintained properly. A quick test of the sump pump in anticipation of heavy rains can prevent not only disasters from occurring, but also minimizing damage to your property in the event that something does happen. Not mention, avoiding long on-hold times with the manufacturer and the frustration that comes with dealing with water damage. But then again, that is why SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford is here to make it "Like it never even happened."

Another thing to keep in mind is having some plywood on hand to board up windows if the winds reach higher speeds. Flying debris during heavy winds can easily shatter windows, exposing your home to outside elements.

These are just a few tips for home and business owners, if you would like more helpful tips please visit our storm damage section or for help with storm damage cleanup call us directly (508)999-2380!

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