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Beware of Hail and Flood Damage

5/18/2021 (Permalink)

We all know the children’s song we used to sing when we wanted to stay out for a little longer, “rain, rain, go away, come again another day.” But what happens when the rain isn’t just keeping your kids from enjoying the sunshine, but it’s also putting your property at risk for severe flooding and water damage?

When flash floods occur, all bets are off. There’s no predicting the amount of damage a flood can cause to your home or business. This is especially true if you live in a flood zone, hurricane evacuation zone, or any area that is prone to flooding. North Texas flash floods can be so severe that one of the most important things one can do is pack an emergency safety kit in the event you have to evacuate. Another key step would be to prepare your home for flooding. This could include removing any dead trees from your property to boarding up windows, or clearing clogged rain gutters. What is most important is that you take the necessary precautions to help minimize the chances of water seeping into your home and causing water damage. 

Keep in mind that most homeowner’s insurance policies do not include flood insurance. It’s always better to review your policy before a disaster so that you know exactly what you’re covered for. Consider purchasing flood insurance through an independent party if you believe you are at a higher risk for flood damage. 

Usually followed by flash flooding are the hailstorms that are so prevalent in the Frisco and surrounding areas. Hail damage can severely affect your home and property by causing window damage, roof damage, and more. In the past years damage from hail is among the top homeowners claims each year causing costly damages and an increase in insurance claims.

To minimize the damage during a storm, maintain your home and property free from outside furniture and decoration so that it is not blown away by the wind. Also regularly inspect and maintain your roof regularly by not neglecting minor defects that could lead to major problems down the road. 

However, even with all the precautions a home or business owner can take to prevent damage, there is always the possibility of disaster striking your home or office. Thankfully, our SERVPRO of South Frisco / The Colony technicians are available 24/7 to not only mitigate the damage, but also provide reconstruction work following disaster remediation. 

If your property has been affected by recent storms, call our office to schedule a free estimate 972-335-9900.

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