3 Ways to Prepare Your Statesville Home for Spring Storms
Each spring local storms cause all sorts of damages, often in the form of downed trees and flooding. Every time, our mitigation team is called to clean up and restore affected homes and buildings across the Statesville, NC region. Fortunately, many of these damages can be prevented by taking precautionary steps, so we're going to share 3 of the easiest actions you can take to prepare your home!
How to Prevent Spring Storm Damages
If you want to protect your home from future flooding or wind damages, you have to be proactive. Below are three things you should have done as soon as possible.
1. Clean your gutters. Your gutters are your first line of defense against flooding. They are designed to catch and redirect rain away from your home, but if there's any blockage, it can force the water to back up and pool around the edges of your home.
2. Remove any problem trees. After nearly every major storm, we get calls from people who have had a tree fall on their home. If you have any sick or otherwise problematic trees near your home, have them removed or trimmed before they potentially damage your home and expose it to rain and other elements.
3. Repair any known cracks or other structural problems. Don’t put off any repair projects. We often get calls during storms where customers discover water leaking through the roof or cracks in the basement. If you know of any structural issues, be sure to have them patched immediately!
Storm Damage Professionals Serving the Statesville, NC Community
Spring may be beautiful, but it can bring adverse weather conditions. There's no telling when the next storm will pass through the Statesville area, but if you take precautions, you can mitigate any potential damages. If you do have storm damage, however, know that our professionals at SERVPRO of Iredell County are available 24/7 to clean up and restore your property.