After the Storm: How to Check Your Property for Damage
It is impossible to predict how much damage a storm may cause. Even if your home looks to have weathered the storm, a trip around your property may disclose hidden hazards that you would not have noticed otherwise. You will want to know where you stand what to do if you deal with a few missing shingles, shattered windows, or flooding in the basement.
In the event of a storm, here is a quick checklist of what to watch for damage.
1. Wind Damage
Check your windows for shattered glass, broken panes, or damaged frames up close and personal. Look for little holes or cracks in places you would not expect to see them.
2. Roof Damage
Look for shingles that are loose or cracked. Unidentified black dots on an asphalt roof could signify storm damage. Check for any debris lodged beneath the shingles as well.
3. Clogged gutters
Heavy rains can pull down tree limbs, bringing leaves and small branches with them, which can clog your gutter. Look for any fragments stuck in the gutter or downspout.
4. Exterior Damage
Siding might rip, paint can flake, and stucco can come loose. A bad storm can damage even brick. Take a walk around your house and look for any damage that may have occurred. A storm's usual side effects include holes, breaks, and splits. Another indication is discoloration of the siding or brick.
A storm's aftermath can be devastating. Following a storm, experienced storm damage restoration experts can assist you in repairing and restoring your home or building. Storm and flood damage restoration is a specialty of SERVPRO of Lafayette/Moraga/Orinda. We can scale our resources in the event of a large storm or flooding disaster. We have access to specialized equipment and personnel through a nationwide network of 1,650 Franchise and elite Disaster Recovery Teams strategically situated across the country.
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