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When the Rain Comes... | SERVPRO of West Forsyth Count

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 West Forsyth County on the case!

Rain can slow down the world and leave everything feeling fresh and new. It is a sweet gift on a hot day and an exciting way to bring in new seasons.

When rain gets hard and heavy, though, it can cover roadways and overwhelm yards fast. Heavy rain can come with other threats, too, including strong winds and flash floods. Our homes are built to withstand a lot, but a steady rain can challenge our gutters and cause our roofs to leak.

No matter what Mother Nature brings, SERVPRO® of West Forsyth County is here for you and your family. We can dry your home out after a flood, but we also want to make sure you stay safe through every storm.

Hazards of Intense Rain

North Carolina weather is one of the reasons many people move here or stay here. Mild winters and hot but comfortable summers mean we can spend plenty of time outdoors year-round. While our weather is mostly mild, there are still plenty of severe potentials we also face.

Severe thunderstorms, strong winds and even tornadoes are potential weather issues we can see throughout the year. Heavy rains can sometimes bring flash flooding as well, covering roadways and sweeping away anything in their path.

We can’t prevent acts of Mother Nature, but we can prepare for them. When severe weather is predicted, make sure you have two ways to receive local weather alerts and start preparing your home and your family.

Staying Safe

Safety should always be a top priority when you start preparing for severe weather. If you are traveling when a storm is near, head home or to a safe location as quickly as possible. Avoid roads that have flooded in the past, and stay on high ground as much as you are able.

To prepare your home, bring inside anything that could be blown around in wind or be swept away during a flood. Put anything that can’t be replaced in a location high away from the floor or the lower level of your home, and consider shutting the electricity off to your home. If water does enter your home, stay out of it as much as possible. Wait the storm out in a high location and give us a call to start getting things dry.

Future Prevention Strategies

With unpredictable weather, even the most prepared home could see a disaster. While we are working to recover your home after it has been damaged, we will also help you make some choices that could help stop another event.

A professional who can assess the grading and organic material in your yard can be helpful in creating a safe home from the outside in. Slopes keep water moving away, while organic materials absorb even the fastest falling rain to prevent puddles that could seep into your foundation.

A sump pump in your basement is another great way to prevent flooding in your home. Sump pumps direct water away from your foundation. If you already have one but still ended up with water in your home, consider upgrading to a larger unit.

We are always here for you when anything in your home needs recovery. Our team is available around the clock with a crew that is highly trained and has the equipment to take care of any damage fast. We will put your home back together quickly.

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

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