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Summer Storm Damage and How to Prevent It

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Summer Storm Damage and How to Prevent It This beautiful landscaping was waterlogged after a heavy storm flooded it.

As summer comes to a close, you will probably be having the last of your summer fun and enjoying the nice weather. However, summer is also a time for rain showers in most of the country. Summertime showers often appear quickly and bring a lot of moisture with them, which can end up in your home! Here are some things homeowners need to consider:

Roofs and Gutters

It’s obvious to think about the condition of your roof and rain gutters in the fall, before the winter weather hits. But if they are not well-maintained after snow, ice, and winter storms, a simple summertime rain shower can create just as many problems as snow. Inspect these areas closely in readiness for a downpour so that you can spend the rest of your summer worry-free.

Garden Drainage

If you have planted vegetables or flowers this year, take a good look at the drainage surrounding any garden or landscaping area. Make sure that any excess water can escape if there is an abundance during a summer rainstorm.

Outdoor Furniture

Some showers can last for an extended period of time and rainstorms can hit the same area day after day. This can wreak havoc on your outdoor furniture if it is left out in the rain. There are many paint and finishing products available that will do a great job protecting your furniture from weathering due to inclement weather.

Humidity

After several rainy days, you might feel the effects of extended rain showers by experiencing a higher interior humidity level. Mold can grow quickly in these conditions, as it thrives in humid, wet areas. Investing in dehumidifiers for your home can greatly reduce the chances of a mold infestation and keep your interior air quality at healthy levels.

Here at SERVPRO of South Richland County, we care about your personal property and your business. Call us at (419) 526-2701 if you need any assistance with damages from water, fire, or mold.

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