Preventing Water Damage When It Rains | SERVPRO of Lowell
We certainly are no strangers to rain here in the Lowell community. We can experience rain during many months out of the year, so we can expect storm conditions to pop up here and there at any time.
While we can sometimes be grateful for a gentle, steady rain in the heat of the summer, heavy rain during intense thunderstorms can be troublesome and can leave you with serious water damage.
Catching a water leak early can minimize the damage, but stopping it entirely is always the best-case scenario. Use these tips below to help you avoid water damage when the next storm comes to town.
Preparing Your Home
Each storm brings its own threats and levels of intense rain, so being prepared for anything can help make sure you stay safe and dry no matter what is going on outside. Start with your gutters!
Cleaning out your gutters regularly will ensure water will flow down and away from your home without backing up onto your roof or pouring over the sides of your home. A single gutter clog can be responsible for significant damage to your home.
If you have a sump pump, having it inspected regularly will ensure that any issues or maintenance needs are taken care of quickly. Sump pumps are a great investment in your home and can keep your property from experiencing significant water damage, but only if they are in good working condition throughout the season.
One place in your home that we suggest to inspect routinely is your roof. Our roofs put up with a lot over the course of the year, so it is only natural for them to experience damage from time to time. A single gap or crack along your roof line can cause water to leak down your walls and cause significant water damage all over your home.
Grab a ladder and do a visual inspection of your roof at least once a month, especially after a strong storm passes through. Look for missing or broken shingles or visible hail damage and address these issues right away.
You should also do the same for your windows and doors. A single leak around one of these spaces can lead to water damage that travels throughout your home.
Where SERVPRO® Comes In
Even if you prepare as best you can and take these precautions, water can still be sneaky and leak into your home at any point during a storm. Call us right away so our team can get started on your repairs and water extraction process.
The longer water sits on your floors or lingers behind your walls, the greater the chance that your home will start to experience structural integrity issues or even mold growth.
Our team will tackle these issues head on and ensure your space is cleaned, dried and repaired as quickly as possible. We will make sure every soggy piece of drywall and every inch of your soaked carpet is replaced and restored to its preloss condition.
You deserve to recover quickly after suffering from water damage. Call SERVPRO of Lowell right away.