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Addressing Leaks When It Rains | SERVPRO of Russellville, Hamilton & Fayette

12/15/2023 (Permalink)

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Rain can pop up at any time in our community, and sometimes we can be grateful for it if we are in the middle of a drought or if our lawns are brown and dry. Other times, it can be really frustrating if we weren’t expecting the rain or if it accompanies a strong storm that causes damage to our homes. 

While we can’t always predict the weather and know what’s coming, we can be prepared for the different water damage possibilities if rain starts to leak in our homes. Check out our tips for avoiding rainwater leaks in your home during the next storm.

Address Home Maintenance
Storms can come in all different shapes and sizes throughout the year, so stay connected to our local forecast and start preparing as soon as one is predicted. Head outside and make sure to clear out your gutter system first and foremost. 

If your gutters are clogged, any rain that we do get will not be able to flow down and away from your home and will back up onto your roof. Over time, that pooling water can get under your shingles or into your attic through hairline gaps or cracks and will leak down your walls.

If your home is equipped with a sump pump, inspect it from time to time and consider having it professionally cleaned and inspected at least once a year. It needs to be working reliably at any point if we are surprised by a storm. If you experience a sump pump failure during a rainstorm, it can make your water damage situation that much worse.  

Tend to Your Roof

Our roofs keep a literal roof over our heads when storms come to town, so they often experience the most frequent wear and tear throughout the year. A single strong storm can lead to serious damage, so checking it often can help alert you to a developing situation.

A single gap or broken shingle can invite water into your attic, which can then leak down your attic floor or walls and get into your living spaces. Find a ladder and get up onto your roof often and especially after a strong storm to evaluate your situation. You should also do this around your windows and doors to catch a leak at the source. 

Dry Out Your Home

Even if you prepare your home as best you can, water has a mind of its own and can cause serious damage without much warning. The best way to avoid long-term structural issues and mold infestations is to give us a call right away.

Our team will prioritize coming out to your home right away to start removing the excess water. We will extract the visible standing water but we will also make sure to remove the hidden moisture behind your walls and under your floors. 

Once your space is dry, we can get started on your repairs. Water is known to warp wood, ruin carpets and cause serious wall damage, so we will work hard on any repairs that you need to help you completely recover.

Call us as soon as you discover water damage. Contact SERVPRO of Russellville, Hamilton and Fayette today.

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