Things to Check after a Storm
Storms bring heavy winds and rain, and can cause thousands in damage. After a big storm, it is advisable that you check around your property to see what has been damaged. Some things, if left unattended, can cause further damage. These are the locations we recommend checking:
- Roof-Check for broken or missing shingles. The shingles are overlapped to help waterproof your roof. Without these shingles, your roof is vulnerable to water damage and if the water does get into your roof, it can cause mold.
- Gutters- Are your gutters draining properly? If they are clogged, water can seep into your roof or walls, which can be a costly fix.
- Basement- If the rains were heavy, it could overwhelm your sump pump and cause a flood in your basement.
Storms can be scary, but the aftermath can be even scarier and costly. Be proactive after a storm to help avoid any water damage.