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Are You Ready for the Rain? - Fall River 02720

10/11/2019 (Permalink)

One of the most common sources of water damage in a home is rain and it can get into your home in so many ways. This includes leaks or seepage in the foundation, poorly sealed windows, and cavities in the roof or siding. Extreme rainfall can lead to ample damage in a home as it has the potential to flood basements, ruin foundations and building materials, and contribute to mold growth.  It is very important for every homeowner to be aware of how rain can lead to water damage in their homes and what they can do to prevent it.

Here are a few tips to know about damaging rainfall:

  • Seepage occurs when rain enters the homes and soaks through cracks in the foundation. This is much more likely to happen if the gutters are not draining properly and rainwater gathers near the sides of the house.  
  • If there is any damage to the roof, rainwater can leak into the attic or upper floors and cause structural damage to the walls and ceilings. Excessive rain can lead to flooding in your home which causes extensive damage and brings in microorganisms that can be harmful to your health. 
  • Rainy or wet conditions contribute to mold growth because mold needs moisture to thrive. 

If you notice your home has water damage call the experts at SERVPRO of Fall River!

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