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What to Do When a Heavy Rain Is Forecast | SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton

2/20/2024 (Permalink)

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We certainly see our fair share of rainstorms around the Brockton area, and they can range from gentle pattering rain to full-scale severe storms with heavy rain, strong wind and thunder. 

No matter what kind of rainstorm we encounter, water damage is always a possibility. Rain can sneak its way into our homes and leak down our walls and into our floors without much forewarning.

Preparing for storms is always the best way to prevent significant damage. Starting some of the tasks below as soon as a storm is forecasted can help you keep the rain outside where it belongs. 

Preparing Your Home
Each storm system that passes through our area can toss around yard debris and blow leaves onto your roof. As the seasons pass, that debris can get stuck in your gutter system and cause blockages or clogs. 

When the rain comes pouring down, it won’t have anywhere to go and will back up onto your roof or pour over the side of your home and down into your foundation. 

One simple fix for this is to clean out your gutters! This is especially important during the fall season, but it really should be done after every strong storm if debris is building up in the tracks. You should also make sure to check on your sump pump if you have one. The worst time to find out that your sump pump isn’t working is when your basement starts flooding. 

Securing Your Roof

Another helpful way to prepare your home is to make sure your roof is ready for the incoming rain. Since our roofs are the first line of defense when it comes to keeping us safe and dry, they often are the first place to experience damage during a storm. 

Check the roof line for any gaps or cracks, and grab a ladder and inspect your shingles. Even just a single missing shingle or broken corner can be enough to invite water into your attic that will leak throughout your home. 

Doing a thorough inspection of your roof after every storm and tending to issues quickly can help you avoid more damage down the road. You should also do this with your windows and doors. Check the seals for signs of wear and tear or deterioration, and add new caulk or tackle repairs right away. 

Our Water Damage Restoration Process

Even if you do all of this and are seemingly prepared for the next storm, you always run the risk of being surprised by water damage. Water can be sneaky and can get into the tiniest of gaps or cracks. 

Our water damage restoration team is trained to handle every sort of water damage scenario, and we can ensure a thorough and reliable process.

We work hard to save as many of your possessions as possible and we will dry out everything before tackling your repairs. Water can easily warp walls, soak carpets and sag floors, but we are trained to restore all that and more. When you suffer water damage, SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton is the team for you. 

Suffering water damage can be really frustrating. Contact SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton for a quick restoration.

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