Most Common Types of Storm Damage
Thunderstorms cause a lot of harm and the amount of destruction caused by lightening can be unpredictable. Some storms come and go with little effect, and others cause minor damage to the home. Worst-case scenario, storms can cause families to uproot from their homes, causing them to need temporary housing. For a commercial facility, flooding or fire damage from a storm can cause business closure for a few hours, up to weeks or more.
Large amounts of rain with high winds and lightning can be a huge threat to our community and our safety.
Some areas of Modesto and Manteca are more prone to flood damage than others. Just multiple inches of rain can cause major issues. In areas you do not expect flooding, a few inches of rain can easily clog a drainpipe and cause disaster. Flood damage is usually found in homes with basements or in residential and business communities in lower levels of the valley.
Wind causes a lot of destruction. Roof damage is the number one complaint after a windstorm. Shingles become loose over time and without proper roofing materials, your homes and businesses become unprotected. Fencing can fall over, and even worse, a tree can fall atop your home or vehicle causing major damages.
Storms produce dangerous amounts of lightning, causing structural fires. Fires happen quite often especially in places that have been through a long dry spell. Homes and businesses near fields, trees, and vegetation are at higher risk for fire. Modesto and Manteca pose for major concerns because of droughts. Due to droughts, water policy is often stricter than other cities causing Modesto and Manteca to be extra cautious come drier seasons.
When facing damage from severe storms, SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto is here to assist 24/7. Our team can aid in your storm damage concerns. We are part of an elite nationwide network of 1,700 others who possess a special Disaster Recover Team who can respond right away with additional resources during these major storm events.