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Risks To Your Home From Thunderstorms

6/11/2018 (Permalink)

It's summer in central Indiana and that means it's important to keep an eye on the weather. Thunderstorms can mean high winds, lightening strikes and heavy flooding that can cause extensive damage to your home or business. The serious consequences of severe weather can include the following:

* Wind damage (including tornadoes) and hail can cause major structural damage to buildings. Be sure to have a professional inspect your roof following severe weather if you suspect damage. Roof leaks are a major cause of water damage.

* Lightening strikes can be deadly and are the cause of more than 20,000 structural fires each year. Lightening striking a home can also damage electrical appliances such as home electronics, computers and phones. 

* Flooding can occur quickly during a thunderstorm. Regularly check to be sure your sump pump is in good working order and consider purchasing a battery-operated backup in case you lose power. 

We all know thunderstorms are a part of life in the summer. If your home or business is damaged you don't have to deal with the aftermath on your own. Trust the experienced professionals at SERVPRO of Hamilton County. We are ready anytime day or night to make your home or business "Like it never even happened."

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