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3 Steps You Can Take to Prevent Rain Damage in Hickory, NC

7/27/2021 (Permalink)

Rain falling on a road Rain can cause a lot of damage, but you can take steps to prevent it!

Rain is great for our grass and plants, but it can be problematic for our homes. Each year, rain causes flooding and other damages in homes in Hickory, NC and the surrounding areas. While there’s nothing we can do to stop the precipitation, there are at least 3 steps you can take to prevent damage to your home.

How to Prevent Rain Damages

1. Regularly clean your gutters. We get it—nobody likes to clean their gutters, but they’re not just for decoration. This important system redirects rain away from your home and prevents it from pooling. Fallen leaves, bird nests, and other debris can cause blockage, which can ultimately result in leakage or other complications.

2. Grade your yard away from your home. Your yard should be sloped away from your home; otherwise, gravity will redirect rainwater back to your property. This is especially problematic for homes with basements, but this can affect any home. If you aren’t familiar with grading, it’s always best to hire a landscape professional.

3. Install and maintain a sump pump. Basements tend to be the most susceptible to flooding, but a sump pump can mitigate the damages. This device is installed into the floor of your basement, where it captures and redirects water away from your home. As long as it's maintained, it can save you the headache!

Your Flood Professionals

Rain might be nice to watch from your back porch, but it can lead to unwanted water damages. If rainwater does disrupt your peace, you’ll want a water damage cleanup company to clean up the mess. Fortunately, SERVPRO of Alexander, Caldwell, Burk and Catawba Counties is available 24/7 to serve the Hickory, NC community!

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