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Have You Taken Any Storm Damage Measures To Protect Your Home?

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

Is it just us, or does it seem like storms are getting stronger and more severe? One priority of any homeowner is the taking of storm damage measures to protect their investment. Their house. Additionally, other problems should be prevented as well, like looting and more. After a storm, all sorts of strange things can occur.

If you want to lessen the impact a storm has on your house, and stay safe to, here are some measures you can take.

After we give you a few pointers, however, we are going to introduce you to the best service to contact if you experience storm damage – whether you were prepared or not.

Looting and Broken Glass Prevention

Both during and after a storm, looting and broken glass can be a problem. To protect your house from issues, invest in shutters, hurricane windows, and the like. To secure your home, these features will also help prevent broken windows by looters who want to enter your abode. Your home will be more secure, the better your window improvements are.

Roof Damage

A lot of problems are caused from storms where roofing is concerned. You need to be prepared if you live in an area prone to damaging storms. To begin with, to find any repairs that are needed, have your roof inspected. Consider using materials for repair such as those with lengthy warranties, GAF materials, etc. These are designed to resist wind damage.


Certain types of flooring withstand water damage better than others. If minimal flooding occurs, repair costs can be lessened, and damage minimized, by choosing the right type of flooring.

In the case of minimal flooding, flooring materials should be inspected and, if necessary, removed as soon as possible by qualified personnel. New flooring should then be put down after the area is cleaned, treated to avoid mold and mildew problems, restored, etc.

Storage Areas

With any luck at all, you'll know ahead of time when a major storm is coming. To prepare, for your most valuable properties, your home should have a place for secure storage. It must be in an area that is protected from storm damage (wind, rain, etc.), and a place that is secure.

The area should be one that is not prone to flooding and the storage location should be reinforced. To reduce costs, there are ways of accomplishing this with smaller spaces like master bedroom closets and more.

If Storm Damage Has Already Occurred, Call the Professionals at SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City!

Maybe you took precautions to see to it that your home wasn't damaged in a storm. Maybe you didn't. Whatever the case, if storm damage did occur, don't panic. Because we know that storms happen at the most inopportune times, we, at SERVPRO, always offer 24-hour emergency service. Give us a call. We can accomplish water removal, water damage repair and restoration, mold remediation, and more.

Need us in a hurry? Our motto is "Faster to Any Disaster" for a reason! The sooner you get in touch with us, the sooner we can get you and your home back to normal. Contact us when you need us.

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