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Falling trees can cause water damage

9/7/2020 (Permalink)

Tarped roof damage caused by fallen tree Tree falls on roof and breaches it during a storm

So, kids are going back to school, sort of, and that means fall is around the corner.  To make matters worse this may be the wettest summer on record. The ground is soft and trees are subject to come down, and have. Hurricane season is still going strong and doesn’t end until after Thanksgiving. Why am I giving you all this great news when 2020 has been, well, a 2020? We can use that term now to be synonymous with a bad, strange year, right? I am telling you this to prepare you for the things could always be worse and to prevent those worse things from happening to you.

Did you use your garden hose to water the garden or wash the car? Get into the habit of unhooking the hose. This will prevent you from having the pressure build up and splitting the pipe in the wall when freezing occurs.

Check your property for limbs and branches that have broken and may be damaging your roof. If they rolled in the gutter, they may contribute to clogging it up and causing water to go over the lip of the gutter towards the house. Over time that could cause rot and mold in the house.

Ensure the landscape of your home leads water away from the structure. If you have a basement ensure that there are no low spots that water can drain onto the foundation. We have seen cave-ins of the basement wall because of constant water pressure on the basement wall. Speaking of landscaping do you have trees that are potential hazards that may fall on your house? If you are unsure check with an Arborist there are several certified in the area.

Down spouts should also flow water away from the home. Ensure all gutters and down spouts are free flowing.

Having your HVAC serviced is also a good idea. Some home owners are not aware they have a drain pan and line that that collects water and routes it to an area outside of your home. We see water damage from clogged condensate drain lines on a routine basis.

So, there you have it we hope the rest of 2020 is uneventful and filled with happy moments around your house. But if water damage invades your home or business call us ASAP so we can make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us directly at 336-946-1131

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