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Storm Season Among Us in Augusta – Call SERVPRO

9/16/2021 (Permalink)

Downbursts and Toppled Trees Can Threaten Your Home

During storm season, categorized to run from June 1st – November 30th, your home can be at risk for damages. Being aware that a reliable restoration company in your area is available for help could mean the difference in having your home restored in days versus weeks, or even months from other companies.

Potential Threats Storms Pose

Downbursts, Wind-Driven rain, and Flooding are all scary scenarios that as homeowner can be threatened by during storm season. Fortunately, the city of Augusta does not typically suffer from damages compared to other like cities such as hurricanes. However, Augusta’s topography does pose a major threat from flooding, hence Phinizy Swamp and low-country areas.

In addition to flooding threats, wind-driven rain from heavy winds and rains can affect your Augusta home roof damage and can topple our areas local tall pine trees. Thunderstorms in combination with winds can potentially produce hail and cause damages to roofs and break windows.

Winter Storms in Texas Can Threaten Augusta

Storms such as Texas’s Winter Storm Uri in 2021 caused major storm issues. SERVPRO® crews from across the country mobilized to help those affected by the ice storm. Icy roads made roads essentially impassable and access to power left many without the ability to recover and stay safe during the storm.

Luckily, SERVPRO® of Augusta crews helped in the restoration efforts as many ice – water combination losses were caused by water heaters that had burst from the low drop in temperatures and water damages had frozen from not having heat in the home to make for a controlled environment for drying.

Prepping Your Home from Harsh Winter Storms

Although typical Augusta winters are not threatening, there are still preventative measures you can take to prepare your home for the changing of seasons. Following updates from your local EMA can help with preventing any potential damages. Click here to learn more from the Augusta Richmond County EMA.

  • Stay inside and dress in warm clothing, and close off unneeded rooms to centralize the heat you do have.
  • Outside of your home, help pipes from freezing by using insulated faucets covers.
  • Remove any combustible central heater closets.
  • Think of investing in a home generator.
  • Trim tree branches away from your home.
  • Clean gutters frequently and clear debris from storm drains.

If you find your home in need for repairs from ice storms, wind-driven rain roof leaks, and/or flooding, call your disaster relief professionals at SERVPRO® of Augusta at 706-750-0200.

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