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The Damaging Power of Southern Storms | SERVPRO of Cullman/Blount Counties

12/4/2023 (Permalink)

storm damage Don't let storm damage ruin your Alabama home or business, call SERVPRO of Cullman/Blount Counties to help restore your space.

We know all about severe weather here in the Cullman area. Hot and muggy summers can lead to serious storms in the afternoon and evening, and we even see our fair share of tornado watches and warnings.

Mother Nature is powerful, and while we can all do our best to stay safe and avoid home damage, wind, rain and hail can cause serious issues for your home. Knowing the different threats during a storm can help you control the situation and recover faster.

The Dangers of Wind 

A soft and gentle breeze on a warm summer’s day can feel amazing, but that can quickly turn south as the wind picks up and a storm rolls into town. Summer storms can range from mild situations to serious emergencies, and a lot of that has to do with the wind speeds that accompany each storm. 

Moderate wind speeds of around 30 to 40 miles per hour can certainly blow things around in your yard and toss about debris, but winds up to 70 miles per hour or more can cause serious damage to your property. Straight-line winds can topple trees, overturn cars and throw heavy objects into your house. 

The Dangers of Rain

Rain can fall fast and hard during a thunderstorm, and it can easily overwhelm our gutter systems if they are clogged or if they aren’t set up to move water away from your home. If water starts to pour over the side of your house or falls down around your foundation, you could easily wind up with standing water in your basement or with rain that is leaking down your walls.

Rain can also infiltrate your attic if there is a small gap or crack in your roof line. Once water has made its way inside, it can leak and seep into virtually every area of your home and can cause serious structural issues or even mold growth.

The Dangers of Hail
Hail can be incredibly destructive depending on how large it gets. The bigger the hail size, the higher the chance that you will suffer from broken windows, dented roof vents and shingle damage. Your car may even be dented so badly that it becomes totaled. If hail breaks windows or infiltrates your home, you could also wind up with water damage as the hail melts or rain comes pouring in. 

All of that can combine to create some serious storm damage in your home. SERVPRO of Cullman/Blount Counties is here to help. We can dry out your home, address repairs quickly and work alongside your insurance company to make sure your claim is processed accurately. 

We can help you overcome storm damage. Call SERVPRO of Cullman/Blount Counties 24/7.

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