Take the Right Steps to Protect Your Home From Heavy Rains | SERVPRO® of North Fort Worth
Here’s an important fact for Fort Worth homeowners to consider. One out of every 50 American homeowners will likely file a water damage claim in 2021.
Depending on how many people you know, that means more than one of your friends, family members, coworkers or acquaintances might file a water damage claim. So if you find yourself dealing with home water damage, you definitely aren’t alone.
Water damage can come from a variety of sources. Most homeowners think about things like natural disasters or major appliance or plumbing malfunctions. But more common issues can also cause damage to your home.
Heavy Rains Can Damage Your Home
Heavy rains probably aren’t the first thing you consider when thinking about ways water can damage your home. But over time, rain can cause significant damage to your property if you don’t take the right precautions.
Thoughtful planning can actually go a long way toward protecting your home.
Control Your Risk for Rain Damage
Our team sees many water-damaged homes, so we have a lot of knowledge of some of the ways water can damage a home. That means we can offer tips that can help you avoid it, too. Here are some things experts recommend:
Understand how your yard drains. Knowing how your yard drains is key to protecting your home. If the water in your yard drains toward your home, then you may want to connect with a landscaping expert. They can help you find ways to protect your yard.
Consider using native plants. The flowers and shrubs you choose can do more for your home than add to the curb appeal. Landscaping can help protect your home from water damage, especially if you choose native plants. Talk to a local expert about native plants or visit a native plant sale.
Explore sealing your roof. Experts estimate that almost 95% of damage is caused by water finding its way through gaps in your shingles, which can be prevented with this step. Consult a roofing specialist.
If you need help dealing with damage caused by water, fire or any other issue, we’re here to help you restore your home. We have crews who are available 24⁄7 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about us and how we can help you restore your home to its original state.