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Do Not Leave Your Home Unprepared for a Storm | SERVPRO of South Atlanta

2/7/2022 (Permalink)

img src =”looking at roof.jpg” alt = "man looking at roof standing on step ladder” > If your home or business experiences storm damage call SERVPRO of South Atlanta. We make storm damage "Like it never even happened."

Storms can range from mild to frightening to downright dangerous in Atlanta, and unfortunately, until they are imminent, it is hard to know what version of weather you are going to get. Severe weather can be dangerous for many reasons—from high winds to hail to heavy rains, they can cause damage to property and people, especially those who find themselves unprepared.

Thankfully, there are some helpful tips for making sure your home is as resilient as possible to a storm.

While there is no method to prevent damage with absolute certainty, you can take some steps around your home to ensure that there will be no obvious dangers that are likely to cause damage. Read on for our top tips about preparing your home for a storm.

How to Prepare Your Home for Severe Weather

  • Do a Sweep of the Perimeter | Because storms can often bring about high winds and even tornado-forming conditions, many homeowners incur damage due to objects around the home becoming projectiles. Before a storm comes, do a quick sweep around your house for any items that this might apply to. This can include patio furniture, any loose limbs on nearby trees, or lawn and garden care equipment that might be easily lifted by the wind.
  • Check on Your Roof’s Condition Often | A home’s roof is its most important defense against water damage from heavy rains, so it is wise to make sure yours is up to the task. Doing regular visual inspections can help you notice things that are out of place, such as loose shingles or flashing around objects. These things can be exacerbated by heavy rains, leading to leaks that can cause major water damage to your home.
  • Watch Out for Your Drain Lines | If a large amount of water comes through the area, localized flooding may turn into major damage before you know it. The drain lines around your home should be able to carry water away from your foundation, but if they are clogged or otherwise in disrepair, they may become backed up with water that could lead to damage.

*If you have damage to your home from severe weather, let SERVPRO of South Atlanta help! Contact us today to learn more about our storm restoration processes and how we can assist you.

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