Summer Rains in East Tennessee
We all love the warmer weather, fresh cut lawns, and summer flowers but we all know, spring in the South brings a lot of rain! Summertime can be challenging to our homes, businesses, and landscaping. Many times, the rain can bring backed up sewage, holes in our roofs that lead to water damage and flooding the basements. SERVPRO of Greene County thought it would be important to share some safety tips with you regarding heavy rains and flooding so you can keep the water mitigation to a minimum this season.
Heavy Rain Tips
- Check your Roof-Look for current damage and areas that look vulnerable to leaks. Repair these as soon as possible. If need be, call a roofer to perform the inspection and the repairs.
- Trim Foliage-Plants and trees with overgrown branches can pose a danger to your household in harsh winds and rain.
- Waterproof Windows-Check the edges of your windowsills to see if they need a waterproof sealer or rubber on the edges.
- Clear out Gutters-It is important that these are clear in case of heavy rain to prevent any possible flooding. You should check your gutters a couple of times throughout the year as the wind tends to carry leaves and debris into the gutters blocking the water from flowing freely.
Remember, it is very important to keep an eye on these things because a small leak can cause a lot of damage. SERVPRO of Greene County is always here to help! Call us at (423) 638-1104.