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Preparing for Summer Storms in the Buffalo Area | SERVPRO of Central Buffalo

8/2/2023 (Permalink)

Several lightning bolts strike down from a severe thunderstorm Has your Western NY home or business been hit by a recent storm? Call SERVPRO of Central Buffalo to restore your space to preloss condition.

The summer season is always eventful here in our area, and we certainly have seen our fair share of storms, wind and rain already this year. While some storms may be welcome if they bring in a cold front and soft, gentle rain, others can blow in fiercely and cause serious damage in a short amount of time.

Damage can occur in the blink of an eye and is usually caused by high winds or heavy rain. By understanding each threat and what it means for your house, you can take steps to avoid more serious damage when the next storm rolls into town. 

When the Wind Blows

Wind is something we all know and love/hate around here. Wind whips easily across the lake and can really pick up speed when it is accompanied by a thunderstorm. Regular thunderstorms can bring winds around 40 miles per hour, but stronger storms can easily cause straight-line winds up to 100 miles per hour.

These winds don’t have any rotation in them, so they can create a strong downburst that will take down trees, topple power lines and throw around yard debris with ease. 

If the next storm is predicted to have high winds, take the time around your home to pick up any yard debris and tie down lawn furniture and equipment. Bring anything inside the house or garage that you can to reduce your risk of impact damages when the wind picks up. 

When the Rain Comes Pouring In 

Another threat in our area is heavy rain. Thunderstorms can dump a lot of rain onto our area in mere minutes, which can easily overwhelm your gutters and low-lying areas around your home. Water has the innate ability to get into the tiniest of cracks and gaps in your home, and it can leak down your walls and under your floors without much warning. 

In order to reduce this risk, take the time to clear your gutters regularly so the rain has a place to go when it starts to fall, and be sure to point your downspouts away from your foundation. You should also get up on your roof to check for any signs of damage after every storm. If you overlook a broken or missing shingle now, you will suffer the consequences when rain starts pouring into your attic during the next storm. 

How We Can Help

Even if you do everything right and are prepared for the weather, storm damage can still surprise you and occur without much warning. That’s where we come in! 

We can be at your home right away, and we will start by securing your space with tarps and boards to protect the rest of your belongings while we work. We will fix any leaks and dry out your home with ease and confidence.

If the wind or water left your home with any sort of damage, we can handle the entire reconstruction process from start to finish. Impact damages like a fallen tree on your roof or a shattered window may seem overwhelming to you, but we have the tools and experience to help you overcome this sort of damage right away. 

Don’t let storm damage keep you down. Call SERVPRO® of Central Buffalo for immediate assistance.

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