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Tips for Staying Dry When It Rains | SERVPRO of Downtown Las Vegas

11/21/2023 (Permalink)

Mold and moisture water damage buildup on wall of a modern house Are you left dealing with the aftermath of water damage to your business? SERVPRO of Downtown Las Vegas is here to help. Call us today!

The rain can fall fast and furious around here when it does come down. While we may not see the number of rainy days that the rest of the country does, each rainstorm we get can cause significant issues for our community. 

In addition to flash floods and slick roads, water damage is a common occurrence because many of us aren’t prepared for the incoming weather! 

Knowing what to do to get your home or business ready as soon as a storm is in the forecast can help you avoid serious water damage issues.

Preparing Your Space
If you have a large outdoor area on your property or you own a business that has a large outdoor seating and entertainment area, consider shutting it down early and getting it ready for the elements. Pull cushions inside, tie down tables and chairs and get anything inside that is fragile and could be damaged by the rain. 

You should also make sure that your gutter system, downspouts and rain chains are set up and ready to go. If the rain does start falling faster than you anticipated, you need to be able to rely on your gutter system to carry the water down and away from your property in an efficient manner. 

Any clogs or blockages can lead to water pouring over the side of your building that will settle down into your foundation, and perhaps, your basement. 

Securing Your Property

If you have the time to check your roof for structural issues, grab a ladder and do some investigating. Oftentimes water damage occurs solely because there was some sort of unaddressed home damage that was already there. Look for broken shingles or any obvious gaps or cracks that could let rain inside.

If you are a business owner, consider adjusting any of your plans if you have any activities or events happening in the lower levels or basement of your building. You should also consider rebooking any guests who have rooms on the lowest level to higher ones just to be on the safe side. Flooded basements and rain leaking down the wall is not a good look for anyone, even if it is not your fault. 

Where We Come In

Rain has a mind of its own and can cause widespread water damage immediately. If you discover significant water damage in your home or business after the storm passes, give us a call right away. We are trained to dry out your home quickly and address repairs just as fast. 

We know that the longer standing water sits on your property, long-term structural issues and mold infestations become more likely. Our restoration team will be able to handle every aspect of your recovery from the initial water extraction to the final drywall and carpet repairs. We will have your space back to normal in no time at all. 

Water damage should always be cleaned up quickly. Contact SERVPRO of Downtown Las Vegas for immediate assistance

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