Stay Aware of Storms
Stay aware of Storms
Living in Texas we can have all four seasons in one day, so it is best to be prepared for any type of weather. Like today we are having very high winds but no tornado in the forecast but even high winds can rip shingles off your roof and allow rain to migrate into your home or business.
And really, how many people take the time to look their roof over for missing shingles. The only time we look is when we notice the tale-tale water stain on the ceiling and by then the damage is done. When the shingles are not replaced that allows more shingles to be raised up and blown off the roof. It can take some time before the stain shows up on the ceiling especially if you have an attic space. If it is not repaired and dried up quickly it can more issues, like flooding of the home, or leaking onto electronic items and frying the big-screen television you worked so hard to purchase; even organic growth can begin to grow.
While some states have major snowfalls in the winter, some have ice storms and that can cause extra weight on your roof. Not to mention the heavy snow and ice and knock out power lines so it is a good idea to have an emergency kit in your home and car to stay warm. It can also freeze water pipes, so it is a good idea to cover your outside faucets with winter covers to keep them from freezing. Burst frozen pipes can cause high dollar repairs to your home or business by flooding the building when they thaw out.
At SERVPRO of South Garland we are here to help when a storm event happens and you need water extracted from your home or business or after a fire and we will make it “Like it never even happened.”