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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Deal With Storm Damage Quickly

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

Usually we are not as severely affected by hurricanes as coastal North Carolina. But, pop-up thunderstorms and tropical force winds here in Winston Salem can bring heavy rains and damage. We are just now getting through the wettest part of the year on average and the hurricane season has four months to go.  Strong winds from storms can damage your roof and drive rain into your home.  Weather stripping is not just for winter, it’s for keeping cool air in and rain water out. If you don’t have a storm door to help, ensuring that your doors and windows are weather-tight will help prevent water from seeping in.  Storms tend to drive rain sideways. Did you ever hear someone say “it sounds as if it’s coming down in sheets?”

After a storm check on places that you have not been in a while. Look at the ceiling for water spots. Check the floor and baseboards for dampness. If after a few days you start to smell mildew you may have waited to late. When mold starts to grow from excess water seeping into porous materials like sheet rock, carpet, and insulation, this tends to be more expensive in the long run than to get water extracted and materials dried at the onset. Fixing the root cause of the problem will be key to ensuring you’re not having to deal with water damage again when the next storm hits.

If your home or business is impacted by storm water intrusion call us directly at 336-946-1131

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