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When Rain Invades Your Home | SERVPRO of Westfield

9/19/2023 (Permalink)

image of a large body of water during a rain storm with ripples caused by the heavy downpour Water damage in your home? Not for long with SERVPRO of Westfield on the case!

Oh, the sweet sound of rain pitter pattering on the roof. Rain can be a refreshing gift that leaves the world feeling calm and new. It brings new life to the green world outside and creates a kind of peace on a hot day.

When rain is needed, it is certainly great, but rain can also come in fast and furious, creating widespread issues. Heavy rain can quickly leave roads covered with water and yards full of mud, all while challenging gutter systems. When rain gets heavy, it often comes with other threats, too, like high winds that can serve to drive flooding.

SERVPRO of Westfield wants to help you keep your home safe and ensure you are always prepared for whatever Mother Nature brings. We are also always right around the corner, ready to dry your home out when things do get intense.

Hazards of Intense Rain

Flooding has always been an issue in Harris County. A major flooding event happens at least every two years. There has been a lot of investments in protecting our towns from floods, but we know we still can’t control what Mother Nature is going to do.

While flooding is a consistent threat, there are a lot of other ways severe weather affects our part of Texas. Strong thunderstorms, tornadoes and high winds are year-round possibilities. When rain picks up, we know that roads will be covered and flash floods could sweep away anything in their path.

With so many potential hazards from severe weather, we know that staying prepared is crucial for staying safe. When severe weather is predicted, keep a close eye on local news reports and start putting your emergency plans into action.

Staying Safe

Safety should always be your priority when it comes to preparing your home. If you are on the road when a storm is predicted, find a safe place to shelter or head home if you can. Avoid low-lying areas or any roads that are known to flood.

At home, bring inside anything you can and park your car in a safe place. Move things that can’t be replaced from your basement or lower level, and put important paperwork in a watertight container. If water starts coming in while you are there, stay on an upper level until the threat is passed. Flood water moves fast, and the drier you can stay the safer you will stay. Cut the power to your home if you can safely do so.

Future Prevention Strategies

If your home has taken on floodwaters, give us a call as soon as you can safely do so. We can start your recovery 247, and the faster we are able to dry things out, the less damage you will have. While we are working through your recovery, we will also help you make some decisions about strengthening your home ahead of another storm.

Bring in a professional to add grading to your yard. Slopes and organic material can ensure water runs away from your home and is absorbed quickly, even when the rain is heavy. You might also consider a sump pump for your basement or underneath your home. Sump pumps force water away from the structure of your home and can go a long way in preventing a basement flood.

With a professional restoration crew right around the corner, you can rest a little easier knowing we are always here for you. Our professionals have the training and the equipment to put your home back together fast—and help you keep it safe in the future.

We are here for all of your water disasters. Contact us day or night for a quick recovery.

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