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Preparing Your Property for Wet Weather

8/3/2022 (Permalink)

Chalkboard drawing of a house with rain clouds over it, and hands covering the house Help protect your property from wet weather with preparation!

Residents and business owners throughout Panama City, Lynn Haven, and surrounding communities are no stranger to wet weather.  Especially during the spring and summer months, severe thunderstorms can pop up with little-to-no-notice, producing extreme amounts of rain in a very short period of time.  These wet weather situations can lead to extensive property damage, and this damage can be exacerbated by not having your home or business prepared for rainy weather.  So, what are some steps that you can take to reduce your risk of wet weather damage?

  • Clean out your rain gutters – rain gutters allow water that falls to your roof to drain AWAY from your property. Having clogged gutters can cause water to back up onto the roof and increase the possibility of leaks.  Leaves, twigs, and other yard debris are very common items that should be checked for, and cleaned out, on a regular basis.
  • Maintain your landscaping – overgrown trees and shrubbery can restrict water from flowing to designated drainage areas around your property. This water retention could potentially flood back into your home or business.  Furthermore, in the case of heavy winds, yard debris could become airborne and damage windows, doors, or other structural components.
  • Routinely perform a “check” of your building – The best way to prepare for a property damage disaster is to catch it before it happens. Checking for water staining on ceiling tiles and walls, missing shingles, cracked windows, and a host of other maintenance related issues could potentially prevent a large-scale water damage disaster from taking place.

Equipped, prepared, and here to help throughout Northwest Florida, SERVPRO of Bay County offers 24 hour a day emergency response when a water damage disaster strikes.  To learn more about the services we offer, request assistance, or for any other questions, please give us a call at 850-785-1077.

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