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Common Damages Storms Bring to a Residence or Business

1/20/2021 (Permalink)

San Diego storm Storm in 2017 located in San Diego, CA

The forecast shows rainy days are ahead of us. With this information it is important to start preparing your residence and/or commercial property for the potential water leaks or damage. Since there are many variables that can occur during a storm we have listed below many action items you can take to be one less person that calls a remediation company like SERVPRO of San Diego East.

First thing first make sure to be aware of the type of storms that occur in our area especially those whose residence or commercial property is in close proximity to Imperial Beach, Coronado Beach, Mission Beach, and La Jolla Shores. Properties close to the ocean will always have the worst damage due to the combination of the tide, water waves, rain, and wind speed.

  • Flooding
  • Ground Water: Ground water is a form of flooding, it occurs when water fills in the cracks beneath your property. Luckily for you there is an entire website dedicated on educating common factors in ground water to learn more go to groundwater.org.
  • Roof Leaks: Roof leaks are very common during storms - this occurs if there are many holes in your shingles with also the combination of weak infrastructure. Depending on the type of material used for your shingles it is important to renew your roof after 12-25 years. Your roof may have withheld last year’s rain, but if you know you are due for maintenance make sure to update that before the costs increase. Many times homeowners do not update their shingles, which is the shield of the infrastructure of their home or business and further damage their property.

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