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Storm Damage Solutions: What Every Homeowner Needs to Know

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A mild, comfortable climate has always been one of Asheville’s greatest features. However, recent flooding and storm damage in the area has put many homeowners at risk. Local homeowners need to be prepared for storm damage, and that means staying aware of:

The Need to Respond Quickly

The most important thing to remember after a storm is that you must act quickly. Every form of storm damage grows worse over time, so the sooner you deal with it, the less time and money it will take to recover. It’s particularly important to:

  • Rescue electronic equipment from water
  • Dry every last trace of moisture from your walls, carpet, drapes, rugs, and furniture
  • Inspect your foundation and other structural features for sings of water damage

Subtle but Serious Symptoms

Many of the worst effects of storm damage can be hard to detect at first. This is especially true if the storm involved flooding, which can make your house vulnerable to mold and mildew growth. After a storm, you should look out for subtle signs of a mold infestation, such as:

  • Foul smells
  • Peeling or stripping paint
  • Overactive allergy symptoms

The Importance of Professional Support

For these and other storm recovery strategies, it’s important not to go it alone. Find a professional restoration service with the equipment and experience to detect mold and structural damage, dry out waterlogged possessions, and seal off damaged areas. Only a professional will be able to reliably eliminate all these problems and make your home safe for the long haul.

ServiceMaster of Buncombe County offers professional storm recovery services throughout the Asheville area. For more information or to set up an appointment for your home, contact us today.


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