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Protecting your Home from Storm Damage

1/26/2022 (Permalink)

Rain on a window pane Need help protecting your home from storm damage or do you need storm damage restoration services?

Prevention is better and cheaper than cure. Just a little care and maintenance can protect your home from potential storms, ice, and snow damage. 

Consider the following tips to help you protect your home from storm damage.

Maintain Your Roof

You can maintain your roof by:

  • Clearing the gutters to prevent ice from accumulating under the shingles.
  • Trimming outgrown trees that extend to the rooftop to stop its branches from falling on the roof house.
  • Replacing or repairing damaged, worn-out or missing roof flashing or sliding to keep water and ice from entering your home.
  • Checking chimney, if it's leaning or the mortar is aged get it repaired.

Prevent Ice Dams on The Roof

  • Stop the freezing cycle or slow it by keeping the attic cool and ventilated.
  • Remove standing water before an ice dam can form. If you can't do it yourself, contact a professional.
  • Avoid chipping ice dams off the rooftop to prevent damaging it. Hire a professional to help instead.
  • Have your roof deck sealed with a moisture barrier.

Prevent Water Damage

Water damage on the property can be prevented by:

  • Insulating exposed worn-out or exposed pipes with heat tape.
  • Insulating and ventilating the attic floor to prevent warm air from melting frozen water. 
  • Open the kitchen cabinets to allow warm air to circulate freely around pipes.
  • Sealing cracked walls and holes to avoid leakage water or melted ice from weakening the walls.
  • Checking all the connecting piping in the house for leakages or rusty pipes and getting them fixed.
  • Shutting off the water centrally when leaving the house for an extended period.
  • Hiring a professional to chain your water system and have it drained.
  • Lowering the temperature of your heat system.

Clear Pathways

Clear ice on pathways where you walk and drive. De-icing products or rock salt can help keep these surfaces clear.

Need help protecting your home from storm damage or do you need storm damage restoration services? Contact us today at SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto. Just give us a call (209) 823-8877. We're eager to assist you in protecting your home.

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