How to Manage Spring Storm Damage
Prepare for Significant Rainfall
Storms can bring a significant rainfall which can quickly result in floods. Whether you have a sump pump, French Drain, or central drains, be sure to check them often and schedule routine maintenance.
Take a look at yours and your neighbor’s trees for any suspicious limbs. These include branches that appear to be decaying, ones that are too close to power lines, and ones that are too close to your home.
Use Your Landscaping to Your Advantage
Once you know your house well, you’ll likely know the areas of your yard more prone to puddling and run off. Use landscaping to your advantage by planting wet-footed plants or installing confined pea gravel, or placing splash blocks to redirect gutter flow.
Know Before You Go
Prior to leaving your house, check the forecast and plan accordingly. If storms are in the forecast, close windows, secure pots and planters, close umbrellas, and stack or tie down patio furniture.
Prepare Your Basement
Make sure anything stored in the basement is kept at least 4 inches off the ground (especially irreplaceable items like photographs and mementos). Check your basement often for water or mold accumulation.
Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration
SERVPRO of Upper Darby has experience restoring homes affected by storm and flooding. We can respond immediately with highly trained technicians who employ specialized equipment and techniques to restore your home or business back to pre-storm condition.
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Why Choose SERVPRO of Upper Darby?
Our certified cleaning and restoration specialist are faster to any size disaster. Providing emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.