Don’t Overlook the Water Damage Risks Heavy Rain Can Bring | SERVPRO® of Hershey/Swatara
Heavy rains might not be the first thing you think about when you list water damage causes. But it can be a serious problem for homeowners. Rain is common during the spring and summer months, and if your home is not properly maintained, these rains can cause costly damage.
It’s not as difficult as you might think to lessen your risk, though. A little creativity and some thoughtful planning can go a long way.
Protecting Your Home From the Hazard of Heavy Rains
We have a wealth of experience dealing with home water damage. We know what causes it and what you can do to make your home safer from it.
Here are some things we think you should keep in mind when you want to protect your home from rain damage:
Don’t allow yard drainage issues to go unaddressed. If you realize the water in your yard drains toward your home, it’s time to invest in your yard to help it move water more efficiently. Water moving away from your home is water that can’t damage it. Talk with a landscaping expert about how you can protect your yard.
Choose your flowers and shrubs for more than curb appeal. Most homeowners don’t look beyond the visual appeal of the landscaping they choose. But your landscaping can do more for you than just add color. Native plants are especially effective when it comes to making your landscaping an extra layer of water damage protection.
Repair loose and missing shingles. How important is repairing your roof when it suffers minor damage? The answer is very important. According to industry experts, 95% of damage is caused by water finding its way through gaps in your shingles. This damage is preventable.
If you need help dealing with damage caused by water, fire or any other issue, SERVPRO of Hershey/Swatara is here to help you restore your home. We have crews who are available 24⁄7 in the event of an emergency.Contact us at any time to learn more about us and how we can help you restore your home to its original state.