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It's Easy To Avoid Storm Damage

7/5/2017 (Permalink)

Rainstorms can take a toll on the exterior your home, sometimes leading to water damage on the interior.  In Southern California we only experience a small number of major storms. On many occasions rain storms are accompanied by heavy winds.  In most cases, it’s easy to avoid storm damage just by being proactive a few days out of the year.

Here are a few things you may want to proactively keep an eye on before the storm season or if there is an upcoming storm on the way.

  • Roof: Your roof can be vulnerable to damage from strong winds and heavy rainfall. Rain can weaken already vulnerable areas of the roof, and strong winds can knock down loose shingles. If you notice a leak or mold in your attic or ceiling, it may be a good idea to inspect your roof for damage. 
  • Windows:  If moisture can get in through a window that isn’t properly sealed, water can intrude into your home. Water can potentially cause wood to rot and mold to develop.  Check to make sure your windows are installed properly and the weather stripping is in good shape.  Always make sure your windows can close properly and completely. 
  • Rain Gutters: Inspect your rain gutters regularly. It’s especially important during the fall when the leaves are falling off trees nearby.  Wind storms can cause leaves and other debris to clog up the gutters and downspouts

SERVPRO Of North Hollywood is here to help.  If your home is damaged by a storm, don’t hesitate to call us 24/7 so we can get started right away to make it look like it never happened.  (818) 754-0050

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