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Protect Your Houston Home from Summer Storms

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

The gentle summer rain can be refreshing when faced with the alternative of heat and uncertainty of drought. But a gentle rain can easily turn into a thunderstorm or hurricane, which can be severe enough to cost homeowners across Houston, TX thousands of dollars in damages. The hurricane and tropical storm season occurs mostly around June 1 to November 30 in Houston, TX. Now is the perfect time to do a checkup of your home to make sure it is as protected as possible.

Checking gutters and downspouts. Gutters that are falling can cause serious damage to the foundation of your home. Properly installed gutters should carry damage away from your home’s foundation to prevent any impairment to you property.

Sump pumps. If you have a basement you may have a sump pump installed to remove excess ground water. If your system fails in the middle of a storm event, you may end up dealing with a flooded basement, which is why it is pertinent to ensure everything is working properly.

Roof. Have a professional inspect the shingle for any damage that could lead to leaks during heavy rain.

Landscaping. Regular maintenance of your yard should include trimming trees and shrubs to help minimize damage during a storm. Well pruned shrubbery is more wind resistant and less likely to cause damage to your property. Dead branches and limbs are easily transported when the winds are high. Anything outdoors that is not tied down, such as furniture, decorations, patio umbrellas, etc. should be brought inside in the events of a storm.

Generator. Weather-related outages can wreak havoc on the modern home. When electricity is lost, sump pumps stop working, food in fridges and freezers stop working, and home alarm systems are vulnerable. Having a standby generator, can keep essentials running until power is restored.

After the storm, if your home has suffered from water damage, remember SERVPRO® of Westfield is always ‘here to help.’

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