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The Threat of Wind, Water and Impact Damage | SERVPRO of East Lansing/Haslett

2/22/2024 (Permalink)

Tornado damage in home When a storm hits your home, SERVPRO of East Lansing/Haslett is quick to respond. Call us today to restore your space!

When the wind blows around here, we know when to take cover! Storms come in all shapes and sizes in the East Lansing area from a gentle rainstorm to a powerful blizzard, and each instance can produce serious consequences for our homes if we are not prepared. 

Our team explains the possible damage situations that wind, water and impacts have on our homes, so read on to learn more and better prepare your home and family.

The Strength of Wind and Water
Rain can fall down softly or it can come in intense sheets that impact visibility across the area. No matter how it falls, rain can easily make its way into your home via the tiniest gap or crack along your roofline and down into your basement through a compromised or overwhelmed foundation. 

Once inside, it can leak its way into every surface and cause serious damage. Even just an inch of standing water in your home can lead to structural issues, mildew and mold growth. 

Strong wind can also cause damage, especially when it starts to pick up alongside a severe thunderstorm or a tornado. Straight-line winds can easily reach over 100 miles per hour, which is strong enough to topple trees, overturn cars and throw yard debris around with ease, causing the most unsuspecting window to become the victim of the storm.

The Threat of Impact Damage

Oftentimes, impact damages occupy our minds the most when it comes to storms. That’s because they cause some of the most obvious and outwardly disastrous situations! If a tree falls on your roof or house, it can impact entire levels or sections of your home. 

These types of damages are severe enough that it might require you to live elsewhere for a time period while the repairs are taking place. While impact damage cannot always be prevented or predicted, removing projectiles from your property is a good place to start. Pull cars and yard equipment into your garage, tie down patio furniture and trampolines and keep your trees trimmed of dead branches and limbs. 

Where Our Team Comes In

We know that Mother Nature can produce some serious storms, so we also know that storm damage can happen to any home, even if you have taken the proper precautions. 

Our team will arrive quickly to secure your home from further damage and then we will get to work drying out and restoring your home from top to bottom. We will handle everything from the initial debris removal to the final repairs. Just call us and we will be there.

Storms can cause water damage but also serious structural damage. Contact SERVPRO of East Lansing/Haslett today. 

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