The Most Common Types of Storm Damage | SERVPRO® of North Lilburn and North Lawrenceville
Everyone understands how dangerous a severe storm can be. A lot of newer homes are built to survive these events, but every house and business is susceptible to some level of damage during a storm.
Based on which storm or event is happening, your home could see multiple types of damage. Your property’s landscape and the age of your home are two of the many variables that can affect this.
All of us should be aware of general storm damage information, but here in Georgia, we face an even greater risk. Because 15 to 25% of our days include storms, we must prepare ahead of time. Storms in our region cause flash flooding frequently due to the mountainous geography that filters water down to our cities.
Read on as we discuss the most common types of storm damage so you can be ready for any of them:
Damage from high winds occurs during storms that bring high-velocity air currents with them. While tornadoes and hurricanes typically are the source, even basic thunderstorms in our region can bring winds of up to 100 mph.
Take action before storms hit us to cut down any dead limbs or trees and tie outdoor furniture down to reduce the chance of it becoming flying debris.
Heavy rainfalls can bring thousands of gallons of water into a region in under an hour, which can accumulate around your house and cause extensive damage.
Consider implementing landscaping techniques around your property to help direct any water away from your home’s structure so that you can limit the destructive flow. Alternatively, you can create a rain garden, which is eco-friendly and protects your land from flooding during a storm.
You should also maintain your gutters and downspouts so that they function properly and keep water off of your roof. Excess water on this part of your home can cause structural damage quickly as homes are not designed to sustain this weight.
The last main kind of storm damage is from impacts. This may seem obvious, but the causes can be anything from a fallen tree to a mailbox flying through the air, or even your car!
The best way to avoid disastrous impacts is to ensure no trees around your home are at risk of falling or losing limbs.
Disasters caused by weather resulted in an excess of $145 billion in our country alone. By following these tips and understanding the weather in your region, you can keep your house safer and prevent excessive damage from occurring.
However, if you do experience damage from a storm, you should always call SERVPRO® of North Lilburn and North Lawrenceville. Our expert team will provide a quick response and get started on your restoration as soon as possible.
When you suffer storm-related damage to your home or business, it’s important that you know who to call! Contact us today to get your storm damage restoration started faster.