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The Importance of Storm Damage Mitigation: Protecting Your Property Before, During, and After a Storm

4/11/2024 (Permalink)

Storms can wreak havoc on homes and businesses, causing extensive damage and disruption to daily life. From heavy rains and flooding to high winds and hail, the effects of severe weather can be devastating. That's why proactive storm damage mitigation is crucial in safeguarding your property and minimizing the impact of these natural disasters.

Before a storm hits, it's essential to take preventive measures such as:

  1. Securing Loose Items: Secure outdoor furniture, equipment, and other loose items to prevent them from becoming projectiles in strong winds.

  2. Clearing Gutters and Drains: Ensure that gutters and drains are clear of debris to allow for proper water drainage and reduce the risk of flooding.

  3. Reinforcing Windows and Doors: Install storm shutters or board up windows and doors to protect against flying debris and wind damage.

During a storm, prioritize safety above all else. Stay indoors, away from windows, and follow any evacuation orders issued by local authorities.

After the storm passes, assess the damage and take immediate action to mitigate further loss:

  1. Tarping and Board-Up: Cover damaged roofs and openings with tarps and boards to prevent additional water intrusion and secure the property.

  2. Water Extraction and Drying: Remove standing water and initiate drying procedures to prevent mold growth and structural damage.

  3. Structural Repairs: Promptly repair damaged roofs, walls, and windows to restore the integrity of the building and prevent further deterioration.

At SERVPRO of SE Summit County / Lake Township, we specialize in storm damage mitigation and restoration services. Our experienced team is available 24/7 to respond quickly to emergencies and help you navigate the aftermath of a storm. Don't wait until it's too late – contact us for expert storm damage mitigation and restoration solutions.

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