Storm Damage Prevention Tips
Storm Damage Prevention Tips for Homeowners
There is no doubt that keeping your property in excellent condition – well maintained and well protected (against intruders and thieves, as well as against the elements) – is your top priority as a homeowner. But while you may be living in a safe neighborhood or city where crime is not an issue, you cannot escape the weather, no matter where your home is – severe storms can happen anywhere in the country, throughout the year. Whether it’s a violent thunderstorm, hailstorm, snowstorm, hurricane, tornado, or any other natural disaster, your home can be badly damaged by the adverse weather conditions.
There is nothing you can do to stop a storm from hitting your area, of course, but there are many precautions you can take to minimize and even prevent the potential damage to your home. Most of these preventive measures will help you not only avoid storm damage and costly repairs, but also upgrade your property and keep it in good condition at all times.
Sewer and Drain Backup Coverage
Sometimes a storm can lead to a sewer or drain backup which will result in standing water in your home. A backup can cause significant indoor flooding and property damage and if the water is contaminated with sewage, it poses a major risk to your health. Typically, homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover the damage caused by a drain or sewage backup. Make sure you check your insurance policy to see if the damage from a backup is covered. If not, you must purchase a separate rider to cover the damage. It may cost a little more to add the rider, but this will better protect your home from flood damage.
SERVPRO of Decatur/Forsyth is here to help with any storm damage needs. (217)428-2371