Recent Storm Damage Posts

How Do You Prepare Your House for a Summer Storm?

7/24/2023 (Permalink)

7 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Summer Storm

As we find ourselves in the heart of summer, the likelihood of encountering powerful summer storms increases. While the warm weather is enjoyable, it also brings the potential for property damage and safety hazards. But fear not! By proactively preparing your house for a summer storm, you can minimize potential risks and protect your home and loved ones. 

In this blog, we'll explore essential steps to get your property storm-ready so you can enjoy the season with peace of mind.

1. Inspect and Maintain Your Roof 

In the midst of summer, thunderstorms can pack a punch. Your roof is the first line of defense against the elements, so ensure it's in excellent condition. Inspect for any loose or missing shingles, damaged flashing, or signs of leaks. Addressing these issues beforehand can prevent further damage during a storm.

2. Clean and Clear Gutters and Downspouts 

Summer storms often bring heavy rainfall. To avoid potential flooding, clean out your gutters and downspouts. Clear pathways will ensure water is directed away from the house, protecting your foundation.

3. Trim Trees and Overhanging Branches 

Lush greenery is a beautiful part of summer, but overhanging branches can become hazardous during storms. Trim back any branches that could fall and cause damage to your home or block access routes.

4. Secure Outdoor Items 

Your outdoor furniture and decorations may be at risk during strong winds. Secure or store them indoors before the storm hits to prevent damage to your property or surrounding structures.

5. Reinforce Doors and Windows 

High winds can pressure doors and windows. Ensure they are properly sealed and reinforced. Consider installing storm shutters or using plywood to protect windows from flying debris.

6. Check the Sump Pump and Basement 

With increased rainfall, a functional sump pump is essential to prevent basement flooding. Before the storm season hits its peak, inspect and test your sump pump to ensure it's working correctly.

7. Create an Emergency Kit 

Prepare an emergency kit with essentials such as flashlights, batteries, first aid items, non-perishable food, water, and important documents. Having this kit easily accessible can prove invaluable in case of power outages or evacuation.

Choose SERVPRO of North Bay Shore for Expert Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration in Suffolk County

Summer storms can be unpredictable, and the aftermath can leave your property needing professional cleanup and restoration services. If your home experiences storm damage, don't hesitate to contact SERVPRO of North Bay Shore. With our experience serving homeowners and business owners in Suffolk County, NY, we are well-equipped to handle storm damage cleanup and restoration

Contact us today to ensure a swift and efficient recovery from storm-related issues.

How Different Extreme Weather Conditions Can Damage Your Home

3/29/2023 (Permalink)

As a homeowner, you take great pride in your property. You work hard to keep everything looking nice, and you've invested a lot of time, money, and effort into making your home the welcoming refuge it is. But no matter how well you care for your property, nature sometimes has other plans, bringing powerful storms that can damage your living space in various ways. 

In today's blog post, we'll look at the kinds of damage that storms can do to your home and explore some ways you can protect your property from this kind of damage.

Torrential Rain and Flooding

One of the most common forms of storm damage to homes is flooding. Even a small amount of water can wreak havoc with your home's structure, causing rot, mold, and structural damage that can be costly to repair. If your home is located in a low-lying area or has a basement, you could be especially vulnerable to flooding.

Winds and Tornadoes

Many types of storm damage are caused by the high winds that often accompany severe weather systems. These winds can be powerful enough to uproot trees or topple power lines, which can cause significant damage to your home. Tornadoes — although rare on Long Island — are particularly dangerous since they can toss heavy objects around, leading to a wide variety of debris-related damage.


Hail is another common form of storm damage. These stones can cause damage to your roof, siding, and other structures on your property, potentially causing leaks and other structural problems.


Finally, lightning can also cause significant damage to your home. When lightning strikes a building, it can create a fire or cause other structural damage. Additionally, the electrical current from a lightning strike can damage your home's electrical systems, potentially leading to outages and other problems.

Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration in Suffolk County, NY

As you can see, storm damage comes in many forms and can cause various problems for homeowners. However, SERVPRO of North Bay Shore is here to help if your home sustains storm-related damage of any magnitude.

Give us a call at (631) 948-2458 to speak to a member of our friendly team today.