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The Most Common Causes of Home Damage

12/15/2023 (Permalink)

residentail home with roof destroyed and debris falling down If you discover damage in your residence, call SERVPRO right away.

We rely on our homes to keep us comfortable and cozy no matter what. They protect us from severe weather and outside threats day in and day out. However, our homes can suffer serious damage if the threat is substantial enough. 

While it may be overwhelming to think about the possibility of suffering home damage, you can’t focus on it every day! By knowing how to prepare and what to do if damage does occur, you can stay calm and recover faster. 

SERVPRO® is here to make sure you recover as efficiently as possible. Read on to learn more about the most common causes of home damage in our area. 

The Biggest Risks to the Highland Park Community 

The winters are brutally cold and snowy here and the summers are hot and muggy, which means we experience all kinds of severe weather no matter the season. Strong thunderstorms can lead to basement flooding or wind damage and heavy snow can cause structural damage or even collapse roofs. 

In addition to weather threats, common issues like burst pipes or house fires could also impact your home in the blink of an eye. 

Storms can be predicted in advance, but they are not entirely predictable. Water damage and fire damage can be caused by a strong storm if it brings heavy rain or lightning to the area. These two types of damage can also occur from manmade sources. House fires are often started by accident, and water leaks can occur when an appliance malfunctions or a water line leaks. 

The Reality of Compounding Damages 

Suffering through a home disaster is frustrating enough, but it can also lead to more serious issues over time if you don’t tackle your restoration in a timely manner. For example, if you leave lingering moisture in your home after suffering a water disaster or flood, the risk of mold increases that can start to break down your foundation or structural supports in your home. 

Fire can also cause compounding damage. Smoke and soot can spread to all areas of your home, leaving stained walls and stinky odors. In addition to the sheer amount of fire damage, water damage is also a possibility wherever the firefighters used their hoses. 

Whether your disaster occurred naturally or was manmade, recovering quickly should always be your priority. That’s where SERVPRO® comes into play! 

Our team gets to work on a variety of recovery strategies right away. If you suffer a water disaster, we will clean up the residual moisture, clean and sanitize against mold growth, and then address any and all repairs that need to be done. 

If a house fire occurs, we will quickly remove burned debris and then we will tackle the cleaning and sanitizing part of your restoration. This includes soot and smoke removal as well as a deep-clean of your damaged area. If part of your home was destroyed by the flames, we can rebuild it to exactly the way you want it. 

Choosing SERVPRO® to handle your restoration is key because then you won’t have to work with multiple different contractors! We are talented and knowledgeable enough to handle your entire recovery from start to finish. 

Does your home need restoration and you don’t want to make more than one call? Contact us to get everything handled by one team. 

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