Is Your Vermilion County Home Storm Ready?
Summer storms can appear on the horizon quickly and can surprise you with their violence. Large amounts of rainfall can be devastating to a home or commercial building, causing storm damage and water damage that can take a significant amount of time and expense to repair.
There are several steps you can take to prepare your property for inclement weather events and possible flooding. Preventive measures will reduce the amount of flood and storm damage sustained.
MAINTAIN ROOFS AND GUTTERS: Well maintained gutter systems are much better at diverting water to proper drainage areas, while a roof that is in good repair will prevent water in the interiors of your buildings. If your gutters are clogged with dead leaves and debris, rainwater can overflow and saturate the ground around the foundations causing damage there, while backed-up water can spill into wall structures. A regular cleaning schedule for your gutters is a good idea, and regular roof inspections will reveal problems quickly and allow you to repair problem areas before bad weather hits.
STORM DRAINS: Storm drains need to be maintained properly, as well. These are in place to move excess water away from buildings and driveways. Your local government is usually responsible for this, but keeping an eye on them around your property will allow you to be able to report a problem right away so that repairs can be made, leaving you ready for storm waters.
RESPONSE PLAN: Have a plan ready for work staff and loved ones. In the event of flooding, make sure you have a system in place to communicate to everyone so that they know whether to travel or not. No one should drive through flood waters. Listening to weather updates is a good idea, and you’ll want to make sure you keep an emergency preparedness kit on site.
SERVPRO of Vermilion County is locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.
SERVPRO of Vermilion County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.