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4 Unseen Effects of Storm Damage  


Storms that make you question whether any damage may have occurred to your home should definitely be taken seriously. All too often, the tiles that blew off the roof or the damaged siding seem like the worst of your worries. Those problems are easy to see and relatively quick and easy to fix. However, it is often the unseen damage that causes the most harm in the long run. The experts at ServiceMaster of Buncombe County can jump in to prevent hidden damage from getting out of control.

Structural Damage

Once the storm subsides, the sun reappears and dries up the rain. The problem is that water does not need much space to enter a structure uninvited. Structural rot occurs when water sneaks into your home unseen. Keep an eye out for any cracks or chips in the roof, siding, or window frames that could potentially allow water to seep into your home.


Water can provide the perfect backdrop for a moldy invasion. Left unchecked, mold can begin growing hours after the water has seeped in and soaked an area. Ideally, you would catch leaks before mold begins to grow. Our experts hunt down areas with excessive moisture or mold and remove it safely.


Did the storm cause your septic tank or sewage system to back up onto your property? Even if the contaminated water only washed over your property, it is possible that contaminants were left behind. Proper disinfection is best handled by the experts to protect the health of you and your family.

Electrical Dangers

Always look outside before opening doors or windows after a storm. Downed electrical wires can be a safety hazard on their own, and the danger multiplies if there is water involved. Inside your home, if storm damage allowed water access to wiring or appliances, you should have them inspected by professionals before you flip the breaker.

When the storm clears, the best thing you can do is contact the experts at ServiceMaster of Buncombe County. If your home or business has recently been affected by a storm, contact the professionals today!

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