Protecting Your Home From Rain Damage | SERVPRO of Alamo Heights
We can all appreciate a gentle, soaking rain after a hot and dry summer. Sometimes our plants and lawns really need it! However, not all rain is light or necessary.
Sometimes it can come crashing down in heavy sheets that can quickly create dangerous situations as it continues to fall in unrelenting waves. While we are grateful that our homes and the roofs over our heads are sturdy, sometimes they can’t always keep up and rain can start leaking down our walls.
Our SERVPRO® of Alamo Heights team wants you to stay safe and dry during every rain storm, so follow our tips below to stay prepared.
If rain starts to fall quickly, it can cause floods all over. We know that living in Flash Flood Alley comes with its own risks, so taking action immediately is important for our safety. Our unique geographic location and proximity to the San Antonio River increases our risk of serious flooding concerns during this time of year.
While we can’t control the weather, we can certainly prepare in advance to prevent significant damages from occurring on your property. Stay tuned in to local weather forecasts and start making plans as soon as a flood watch is issued or a storm comes to town.
Getting your home ready and preparing your family should always take top priority. If you are out running errands or attending one of your child’s games or events, head for home right away and avoid any low-lying areas or roads that you know are prone to flooding. Bring as many pieces of lawn furniture, yard equipment and children’s toys into your home or garage as possible, and consider tying down anything else you don’t want swept away or flooded in the event the water makes its way to your house.
Move anything fragile or soft off of the first level of your home, and consider shutting off electricity for your lower level just in case water starts to flow in. If this does happen, stay calm and stay out of the water. Wait where you are until the water stops flowing. Only then should you move carefully to exit and call us. Avoid walking through any flood waters when you can.
We know that even when you do plan ahead and prepare as best you can, weather and water are unpredictable. You can learn from each damage scenario and take steps to make sure it doesn’t happen again. For example, a professional grading of your yard may help keep your property dry. This reorganization of earth can encourage water to flow down and away.
Another investment you might want to make is in a sump pump. Sump pumps work to pull water away from your foundation and it pumps it back up to a safe location.
Our team is always here after storms or flooding situations! If you do suffer flood damage this season, call SERVPRO for a complete restoration so you can avoid lasting damages and even mold growth.
We are here for all of your water disasters. Contact us day or night for a quick recovery.