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Summer Storm Preparation

8/18/2023 (Permalink)

Summertime in South Carolina is a time for cookouts, cannonballs in the pool, and time well spent with friends and family. It’s also the season for storms!

Even a small rain shower can cause damage to your home. Preparing your home for storm season can be a simple process – try getting other members of your home involved too!

  • Secure Outdoor Items
    • Furniture, lanterns, and other décor items that can be moved by strong winds should be tied down/secured or stored away when you leave town or know a storm is approaching.
  • Clean & Inspect Gutters
    • Especially if your home is shaded by trees, the leaves and other debris can clog your gutters and reduce their efficiency. You want your gutter system to route water away from your home, not pool on or around it.
  • Check Your Roof
    • Do a visual inspection from the ground level to determine if there are any holes, missing shingles, or obvious damage to your roof.
    • If you have an attic space you can check it for dark spots on the decking, pooling of water or mold growth. These would all indicate the intrusion of water somewhere.
    • Hire a professional if you feel that the roof needs an up-close look or repairs are needed.
  • Manage Foliage
    • Trim tree branches or limbs that hang over your roof or near windows. Strong winds can cause them to break and damage or enter your home.

If you do experience storm damage to your home, it’s important to call a professional water mitigation company like SERVPRO of The Dutch Fork. As a full-service provider we’re able to handle any tree removals, debris cleanup and water mitigation you may need.

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