Preparing for Heavy Rain in Our Community | SERVPRO of Pewaukee & Sussex
Rain is definitely a hot topic at this time of year. Some days we are so grateful for a good soaking because our lawns and gardens really need it, and other days we are all glued to the weather forecast hoping that the severe storm skips us over.
Severe weather can be scary any time of the year, but the summer season is a bit different. Rain can wash over our area in intense waves, bringing strong wind and the occasional hail along with it. Sometimes the rain can fall fast enough to overwhelm our homes and leak down our walls.
Our SERVPRO of Pewaukee & Sussex team understands the dangers of intense rain, so we explain some easy ways to prepare your home for any incoming storms we have yet this year.
Our community certainly sees our fair share of thunderstorms from early spring to mid fall. Each storm can bring wind, hail, rain and even the occasional tornado that can cause widespread damage in a short amount of time. If it rains hard enough, Pewaukee Lake can start to rise and low-lying areas or drainage ditches can become dangerous to be around.
Even though we can’t control what the weather does, we can do our part to be prepared for the different scenarios. Stay connected to local authorities and take action quickly when a watch or warning is issued.
Your family’s top priority should always be safety, so head for home as soon as intense rain is expected. Avoid roads that flood often and drainage areas as you make your way home. Once you are home safe, start preparing your home. Tie down your lawn furniture and propane tanks, and move your car into the garage just in case the flash flood makes its way to your street.
If your basement often gets wet when it rains, start collecting your fragile or soft possessions and move them to a safe location and shut off electricity to these spaces just to be on the safe side. Once the storm begins, stay calm if the rain starts flooding in. Just stay above the water line and don’t walk through any standing water. All you need to do is ensure your safety and then give us a call for a complete restoration.
We all know that we can’t completely control the outcome of severe weather and the impact it has on our homes, but we can still learn from every situation. For example, if your basement always falls victim to heavy rain, it may be due to your yard. Getting it professionally graded can help naturally encourage water to flow away from your home instead of backward into your foundation.
You can also invest in a sump pump! These handy pieces of equipment help pull water away from your basement and pump it back up to the surface, where it flows away from your house.
Even if you do everything right, water damage does still happen from time to time. Call our restoration specialists for a complete recovery! We will dry up the water, repair whatever the water warped and even sanitize your space to prevent mold growth.
We are here for all of your water disasters. Contact us day or night for a quick recovery.