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Why Your Home Needs Protection From the Elements Throughout the Year

8/13/2020 (Permalink)

Two roofers inspecting a damaged roof Roof inspection in a Sleepy Hollow, IL home

Why Your Home Needs Protection From the Elements Throughout the Year

If you think that it's the rare blizzard that can cause significant damage to your Sleepy Hollow, IL, home, think again. You may be surprised to know that a massive winter storm is not the only cause of weather-related home damage. Wind and rain throughout the year can contribute to problems leading to the following.

Financial loss
High insurance premiums
Relocation expenses

These parts are especially vulnerable.

Roof
Strong wind gusts can deposit heavy tree branches or drive hail pellets that can weaken shingles and cause holes through which snow or rainwater can leak. It is crucial to inspect suspected roof damage immediately after a powerful storm. Neglecting to do so may lead to costly roof repairs or irreparable damage, especially if stress caused by the next storm is more than what the roof can bear.

Gutters
During a powerful spring or winter storm, gutters may overflow or become dislodged, allowing large quantities of water to enter a home through its foundation, creating a flood. If this happens, it is best to arrange for professional water extraction services as soon as possible to prevent the formation and spread of mold that can spread quickly.

Septic Systems
Heavy storms can saturation the ground around the septic tank outside a home. When this happens, the tank cannot adequately drain into the soil. Instead, the water backs up through the home's plumbing system until it has nowhere to go except out through interior toilets and faucets, resulting in a flood of contaminated water and other particles within the home. Under these circumstances, it is essential to contact a professional cleaning service with the necessary equipment to purify air and surfaces to make the home liveable again.
You can't assume that a spring storm will be less damaging than a winter storm to your Sleepy Hollow, IL home. Regular maintenance will ensure that even minor damage doesn't lead to catastrophe.

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