Protecting Your Home from Storm Water Damage in Florida

Protecting Your Home from Storm Water Damage

Hurricanes and storms can wreak havoc and cause danger to your family and property. Being ready for an incoming storm or hurricane is important for staying safe. This prevents your home from incurring extensive damage from the storm. Prepare in advance and make sure you have everything you need to survive the hurricane.

In this article, we will discuss some ways to protect your home from storm water damage.

Before landfall, of the storm make sure you do some repairs and protect your home’s exterior.

Storm Shutters and Hurricane Windows

Storm Shutters and Hurricane Windows
Block and seal windows to guard against water seepage by installing storm shutters. Storm or hurricane shutters are durable enough to block the water.

Hurricane Impact Doors

You also need to consider installing hurricane impact doors. This type of door is made of materials that have been tested and approved to withstand the most severe weather conditions.

Roof Inspection

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Inspect your roof for missing, damaged, and aging shingles and make necessary repairs. By doing this, you are avoiding any unwanted problems such as roof leaks that could cause water damage.

Downspouts

Downsprouts
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Remove debris such as leaves or branches that may have accumulated in downspouts and rain gutters. Downspouts must be positioned in a way that they direct the water flow away from the house.

Gutter Guards

Gutter Guards
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Water damage is one of the quickest ways to devalue your home. To prevent water damage to the ceiling, clear your gutters of debris to ensure that water would flows away from your home. In order to keep leaves and foreign objects off your gutter, consider installing gutter guards to prevent debris accumulation.

Sprinklers and Irrigation Systems

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Got sprinklers or irrigation systems? Inspect occasionally to make sure that they aren’t causing water damage to your walls or house foundation.

Emergency Board-Up

Even if you have storm shutters and hurricane windows, it’s better to install additional protection in the form of emergency board-ups. This will offer added protection to minimize damage as much as possible.

Sand Bags

Sand Bags
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Properly filled and well-maintained sandbags can be useful in redirecting storm water and debris away from your home. However, remember that sandbags can’t  repel heavy water flow. Sandbags offer water protection up to two feet high. 

Cracks and Openings

Cracks and Openings

Seal any cracks or openings outside your home. Always pay attention to holes that could potentially welcome water inside.

ServiceMaster by Wright is your trusted water damage restoration and repair company. We can handle any water damage issues as well as storm and disaster remediation and reconstruction services. We have the needed equipment and an experienced and knowledgeable team. Call 239-431-9947 and we’ll take care of the repairs quickly and efficiently so you can get back to your normal routine, as quickly as possible.

We service businesses and homeowners in Bonita Springs, Bradenton, Cape Coral, Englewood, Fort Myers, Longboat Key, Naples, Marco Island, Sarasota, Siesta Key, and Venice and nearby Counties.