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Common Locations That Leak During a Storm | SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties

11/17/2023 (Permalink)

Ceiling panels with fungus outside house from water pipes damaged or rainy leaked Water damage is just one of the many effects storms can have on your home, but we are here to help! Call SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties today.

Rain, snow, sleet and hail can all impact our homes in different ways. While certain damage situations are obvious and can leave you with noticeable damage, other issues can be lurking just out of sight.

Tracking down a water leak during a storm can help you minimize damage and can help you stay in control of the situation. We explain the most common areas in your home to check during a weather event so you can stop a water issue in its tracks. 

Your Windows and Doors

Our homes do a really good job of protecting us against the elements, but they aren’t invincible. Anywhere that has direct access to outside has the potential to leak. Windows and doors can have gaps that form around them, whether it be due to aging structures or improperly installed materials.

In any case, even the smallest crack can lead to a water leak if the rain is blown against your windows. In addition, any exterior doors can also become vulnerable to water issues. Water can get up underneath your threshold and lead to warping, sagging or even rot problems. 

Up on Your Roof

We rely on our roofs on a daily basis to keep us dry and safe during severe weather, but they can also suffer damage if the conditions are right. A single weather event can lead to broken or missing shingles, but it can also lead to serious impact damage if a tree or other heavy object falls on it.

If the leak isn’t caught in time or is outwardly noticeable, the water leak can slowly drip down your attic walls and can infiltrate virtually every room in your home. It can sag floors, ruin drywall and even compromise the joists behind your walls and under your floors. 

Along Your Foundation 

If you live in a low-lying area or have trouble keeping your carpet dry when it rains, you know all about the importance of keeping your foundation dry. If the rain falls heavy and fast enough, it can overwhelm your gutters and pour over the side of your home. This water can leak down your foundation and can soak your carpet and other materials in your lowest level. 

Suffering water damage during a storm can be really frustrating, especially if the situation left you with standing water or extensive issues. Contact our water damage restoration team for an immediate drying, cleaning and restoration and we will work hard to make sure you recover right away. 

Our team can help you overcome water damage. Contact SERVPRO of Newport & Bristol Counties today.

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