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Common Types of Storm Damage

4/18/2022 (Permalink)

Sussex County, Delaware has been very fortunate over the years to have avoided many major hurricanes and severe weather systems that may wreak havoc on businesses and homes. Seldom do we experience tornadoes or hurricanes; however, history has taught us that they can occur. Recently we have seen an uptick in the number of tornadoes spawned from severe thunderstorms; with two to three reported in the last several years. The most common weather events that we encounter would be Nor-Easters and thunderstorms.

There are many types of damage to inspect for after a storm event. Strong winds can damage your roof and the siding and exterior of your home or business. It is always a good idea to check your roof, shingles, gutters and siding for damage – post-storm.

In the rare case that we should see hail from a local storm; the damage can affect siding, windows, roofing and gutters. Hail is especially harmful to shingle granulation as its contact diminishes this first line of defense on your roof.

Obviously, the most feared damage would most likely be from water damage or fire from a lightning strike. Water intrusion from flooding or storm surge can cause expensive losses to structure and materials. Secondary water damage can come in the form of mold if the water damage is not properly remediated.

Fire damage can cause even more severe damage than water from a large fire and in some cases inflict total loss of property. What is not lost in the fire is typically damaged by soot and smoke as well as water from the extinguishing of the fire.

If you have damage or questions about storm damage – please contact us today at SERVPRO of Sussex County at 302-856-9768 or visit https://www.SERVPROsussexcounty.com for the best restoration and remediation/reconstruction services in the county.

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