These Simple Projects Can Help Stop Rain Damage | SERVPRO® of Reno Southwest
If you had to guess, how likely would you say it is that you’ll have to deal with water damage to your home this year?
The answer is probably more likely than you think. After all, one in about every 50 homeowners will file a water damage claim in 2021. So, mathematically, that means millions of American families will need to have their homes repaired.
Depending on your social circle’s size, it might mean more than one person you know will need water damage repair work!
How Water Damage Happens
If asked how water damage can happen, homeowners are clear on many of the common causes. They include flash floods, tornadoes and other violent storms or in-home accidents involving plumbing, washing machines or a dishwasher.
Most homeowners are aware of these risks and look for ways to prevent these things from happening.
But you may want to think about the damage that can be caused by heavy rains, too. This is especially true if you’ve deferred any home maintenance issues.
Stop This Homeowner Headache
These guidelines can help you move forward with home maintenance.
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. It’s definitely worth considering.
Shop for native plants when it’s time to landscape. 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.
Examine the way your yard drains. Knowing how your yard drains is key to protecting your home. If the water in your yard drains toward your home, then you may want to connect with a landscaping expert. They can help you find 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.