Take the Right Steps to Stop Rain From Damaging Your Home | SERVPRO® of Pueblo
If you were asked about the most common reasons homeowners had to file water damage claims on their insurance, what would you say?
The most common guesses include damage from storms or floods. Right behind those causes are problems with items in the home, like the plumbing or the sewer.
The reality is that water damage can come from many places.
Homeowners cite a variety of problems when they file water damage claims, including things like severe floods and storms or from problems in the home, like a burst pipe.
Just how common is water damage? Insurance industry experts speculate that as many as one in every 50 American homeowners will file a water damage claim this year.
So if you have to file a claim for water damage this year, you’ll have a lot of company. Statistically, it’s like that someone you know will have to file a water damage claim this year, too.
Preparing Your Home and Family for Wet Weather
Our staff includes a dedicated team of water damage experts, so we have valuable insights into how you can protect your home from suffering water damage now and in the future. The good news is that basic home maintenance can help you stay safe from water damage.
Spend time understanding how drainage can impact your yard. The next time it rains, take a look at your yard. If the water from the rainstorm is draining toward your home, you might have a problem. You might want to connect with a landscaping expert to look for ways to protect your yard.
Use your landscaping as an extra layer of protection. Protective landscaping is real, and you can get it closer to home than you might think. It’s smart to use native plants to add more water protection to your home. Talk to a local expert about native plants or visit a native plant sale.
Seal your roof. According to insurance industry statistics, 95% of damage is caused by water finding its way through gaps in your shingles, which can be prevented with this step. It’s definitely worth considering.
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.