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Water Removal in a Grafton Property - An Ounce of Prevention

6/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal in a Grafton Property - An Ounce of Prevention Maintain Roof Drainage to Help Prevent Grafton Home Water Damage

Enjoy Your Home, Call SERVPRO for Help with Water Extraction

Storm and other water damage can happen to every home. Showers and snow are expected next week in our community, so now is the time to look at what we can do to protect our homes before rain and snow find a way in where they do not belong.

Preventing the need for water removal in your Grafton home is the best way to deal with it. SERVPRO has extensive experience in both prevention and clean-up. In fact, there are two things that you as a homeowner can do before you have to call us to keep your home ready for the increasingly inclement weather. They are simple and not expensive to accomplish. These suggestions may even keep you from having to call at all. 

First, clean and maintain your drains and gutters. Our inspectors find in many cases that the initial leak into a home comes from poorly cared for drains and gutters that have not been cleaned for months or even years. Water that can't drain correctly collects on roof tops, damages tiles, fascia’s, and eventually finds its way underneath to damage attics and walls. Ice dams can also be prevented with structurally sound roof drainage.

Second, reinforce your roofs. Winter storms are very good at finding that one spot where the roofing is weakened and not properly secured to the roof supports. If it does not compromise the strength and functionality of the roof, it is always a good idea to use additional nails and screws to secure the sheathing and shingles further. It is never a good idea to start off the New Year trying to nail down plastic sheeting over a hole. 

If the weather does overcome preparation, you can rely on our teams of SERVPRO technicians to remove the water and restore your water damaged property back to normal. Each of our franchises maintains an extensive inventory of pumps and extractors to quickly remove standing water as well as heaters and air movers to remove excess moisture. 

If a snowstorm has knocked out power, we can also deploy generators and generator trucks to ensure uninterrupted electrical service and get you back into your home as soon as we can.

Our community may be a little smaller than many in Massachusetts, but we are certainly in one of the most beautiful areas in the state. There's no need to let fall and winter weather cause you not to enjoy every moment. If you require our services, SERVPRO of Shrewsbury / Westborough is ready to help. Call us today at (508) 757-7885.

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