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3 Types of Damages a Thunderstorm can Cause

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Storms can cause all kinds of damage, but we're here to make it "Like it never even happened!"

Thunderstorms—at least in the Lenoir area—are generally pretty mild, and they aren’t often something we worry about. But after most storms, we get calls from customers whose homes have been damaged. That’s why it’s important to understand how a storm can impact your home or business!

  1. Flooding. One of the most common issues homeowners face after a thunderstorm is flooding. This is often caused by an open door/window, cracks in the structure, or a leak from the roof. It’s important that you regularly inspect your home for places water can intrude and seal them before it ever rains.

  1. Wind Damage. Depending on the strength of the wind, your property could suffer heavy damages. Make sure that any unrestrained objects or sick/dead trees near your home are removed before the storm ever arrives!

  1. Fire Damage. Although less likely than the other two, fire damage is still a real possibility during a thunderstorm. Whether due to a power surge due to lightning or some other factor, fires can occur during a storm. If you notice lightning, keep appliances and other devices unplugged unless it’s necessary!

Storms can cause a lot of damage, but preparedness can mitigate the potential impact. If you have storm damage and need a professional to restore your home or business, call SERVPRO of Alexander & Caldwell Counties at (828) 396-1070!

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