Don’t Let Heavy Rains Damage Your Oak Hills Home | SERVPRO® of Cedar Mill/Oak Hills
Water damage to your home can come from a wide variety of places. Some may be obvious; others might be more difficult to detect. Regardless, you will want to be sure you’re doing everything in your power to lessen your risk of damage.
If you’re like most homeowners, you think it only happens during severe floods and storms or from problems in the home (like a burst pipe.) Rain, after all, is a common occurrence in our community. It’s easy to think of it as a minor hassle and something that likely won’t damage your home.
But heavy rains, which are common in many places during the spring, can cause a significant amount of water damage, too. This damage can accumulate over time if you’re not careful with maintenance.
Don’t Let Wet Weather Become a Hazard
We see many water-damaged homes, so we have a wealth of ideas that can help you keep your home safe.
Buy native plants. If you do a little homework, the flowers and shrubs you use to help you landscape your home and add curb appeal can also become an added layer of protection. Native plants can help. Talk to a local expert about native plants or visit a native plant sale.
Think about sealing your roof. Experts estimate that almost 95% of damage is caused by water finding its way through gaps in your shingles, which can be prevented with this step.
Check your yard. Knowing how your yard drains is vital to protecting your home. If you notice that your yard is draining toward your home, then you might want to get in touch with a landscaping expert to look for ways to protect your yard.
If you need help dealing with damage caused by water, fire or any other issue, we’re here to help you restore your home. We have crews who are available 24⁄7 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about us and how we can help you restore your home to its original state.