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Storm Damage

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

When you live in the State of Wisconsin, you learn to adapt to the way the seasons change faster than you can blink. One moment you're bundled up in a winter coat with at least three layers underneath it. Then the next minute, you are cranking up the air conditioner trying to keep cool because the temps reached a record high in a month that we typically experience freezing temps.

Just think about all that your house endures with those swift climate changes. We want the dwelling we live in to withstand any natural disaster. Our treasured belongings stay stored within those walls, as well as those mementos occasions we create with loved ones. Not taking all of the proper precautions to keep our home up to code could leave us without those cherished keepsakes, making new memories and at a substantial financial loss. 

While various factors can damage our home's foundation - earthquakes, extreme temperatures, tree roots; moisture is the number one culprit that weakens and compromises the home's base. 

Once water collects around your house from rain, snow, or burst pipes, the saturated soil around the foundation expands and shift — the pressure on the foundation walls increases and results in cracks. Leaks form allowing water to penetrate the foundation and cause electrical hazards, mold growth, and structural damage to the house.

There are a few precautionary measures you could take to lessen the chance of your home enduring such structural damages.

  • Clean rain gutters: Inspect your gutters or schedule a licensed professional to clean them annually. A clogged rain gutter can send water cascading down the exterior wall, which can result in water entering the interior walls.
  • Roof maintenance: Where rain is concerned, the roof is the first line of defense. Regular maintenance can preserve the life expectancy of your home's roof. 
  • Window repairs: Proper window installation and maintenance is imperative. Leaks in your windows could be the result of poor maintenance or missing caulking.

At SERVPRO of Brown County, we make it OUR business to respond to storm damage immediately. If your property is struck unexpectedly by a storm or natural disaster, we will work quickly and efficiently to fix the problem and get your life back on track.

In the event of your house sustains significant weather-related damages, call our trained technicians at Brown County SERVPRO.

 We're available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 920-434-8224.

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