How Do I Prepare? Residential Hurricane season can be stressful, and because the 2020 season comes during the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be especially so. ServiceMaster Restore is ready to help restore your home and restore your peace of mind.… Read More »How-To Prep for a Hurricane
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ServiceMaster Restoration is always ready to help you, during your time in need. We are keeping a close eye on Hurricane Joaquin for the areas we service.
Weather you are affected by the weather or not, create an emergency plan for you and your loved ones and your employees too. Here are a few tips that you might need to know on what to do and what supplies you need:Read More »Hurricane/Tropical Storm Preparedness
“Danny Strengthens in Atlantic to Category 3 Friday afternoon, a NOAA research plane not only sent back near real-time radar images from a hurricane for the first time, but also found maximum winds had increased to Category 3 intensity. Hurricane… Read More »Hurricane Danny Report:
Although hurricane season is well under way, it’s never too late to prepare your home for summertime storms. Even typical summer storms can cause damage to your home without preparation, leaving you with significant cleanup costs and a home at greater risk if another storm or hurricane does occur. Regardless of your home improvement experience and budget, there are several steps you can take to protect your home from wind, rain, hail, lighting, and other damaging weather.
Maintain Your Roof
Roof damage is one of the most common side effects of severe summer weather. A leak in your roof can also cause widespread flooding throughout your home, making your roof your top priority when it comes to preventing storm-related damage. Have your roof inspected once a year by a roofing professional and follow any recommended maintenance tasks, such as gutter cleaning, to keep your roof in good shape. As soon as you notice roof damage, such as missing shingles, loose flashing, or pooling water, schedule repairs promptly to address the issue and ensure your roof will be solid and secure when a storm does hit. Read More »Preparing Your Home for Summer Storms
Hurricane season lasts from June 1st through November 30th, although storms can occur prior to and after these dates. Every year, hurricanes cause damage to homes and other buildings throughout coastal areas. Hurricane damage during active seasons can reach tens or even hundreds of billions of dollars over the course of several months. The key to protecting your property from hurricane damage is preparation, both before and after the storm. Knowing how to prepare your home for an oncoming storm, as well as the steps to take immediately after a storm to mitigate any damage that may have occurred, will help to minimize any property damage and losses you may suffer.
Types of Hurricane Damage
To achieve classification as a hurricane, a storm must produce sustained winds of 74 miles per hour or greater. These high winds are one of the primary causes of hurricane damage, dislodging any parts of your home that are not securely anchored, as well as subjecting your home to fast-moving debris carried along by the storm. In addition to high winds, hurricanes also produce heavy rains, making flooding another common type of hurricane damage that affects homes both on the coasts and further inland. Hurricanes also produce lightning and hail, which can contribute to both property damage and power outages that may affect electronics and appliances in your home.Read More »Hurricane Damage Prevention and Mitigation