Gainesville Storm Damage Repair
Throughout the summer and fall, Florida is prone to rain storms, tropical storms and hurricanes. Each one carries threats if your property is not prepared to handle them. As a homeowner, business owner or property manager, it is important to know how each of these storms can affect you and your property and what to do if your property sustains any damage. At Maven Construction Group, we are a Gainesville restoration company that specializes in storm damages and are ready to help repair and restore your home or business.
Sometimes those afternoon thunderstorms we’re accustomed to in Florida pack an extra punch. If a thunderstorm has hail one-inch in diameter or larger, winds of 58 miles per hour or higher, and/or a tornado, it’s considered a severe thunderstorm.
Common Severe Thunderstorm Damages
Both hail and high winds can damage homes and roofs. Additionally, severe thunderstorms can bring heavy rain in a short amount of time, leading to flooding and water damage if the roof or home is damaged by hail and/or high winds. Lightning can also strike a home or roof, potentially causing a fire along with damage from the strike itself.
How to Prepare for Severe Thunderstorms
Before you hear thunder and the sky darkens, there are steps you can take to protect your home from severe thunderstorm damage.
- Dead or rotting branches should be removed from surrounding trees.
- Outdoor objects, such as patio furniture, should be secured or brought indoors.
- Repairing a roof as soon as the damage is located will prevent further damage to your home.
Heavy Rainstorms with Winds
Florida is well acquainted to rainstorms, in fact, Florida reports more thunderstorms per year than any other state in the country. However, despite their frequency many people still sustain property damages from them. Thunderstorms bring heavy rains, strong winds and lightning with them and can cause anything from power outages to flash floods.
Common Rainstorm Damages
One of the most common damages from rainstorms that your property might sustain is water damage. Although rainstorms may not last very long, they often bring heavy rainfall leading to flash flooding. If your property is affected by water damage, we provide water damage restoration. Winds from rainstorms can also pick up dead tree limbs and other light objects and hurl them towards your property. Lightning strikes can knock down trees or strike your property directly causing severe damage. At Maven Construction Group, we can provide you with fire, wind and storm damage restoration cleanup and repairs.
How to Prepare for Rainstorms
Rainstorms occur very often in Florida and often occur with less warnings than larger storms. However, there are still some measures that you can take to protect you property. Before the storm, ensure that all debris and leaves are removed from gutters and drains to promote proper water redirection. Also, secure any light objects that are outside of your property that could be picked up by the winds. Always maintain trees properly trimmed and ensure that all doors and windows are properly sealed.
A tropical storm is a storm that develops when a low pressure area is accompanied by thunderstorms that create a circular wind flow. To classify as a tropical storm, winds must reach or pass 39 mph but stay under 73 mph. Tropical storms are very large and can affect an area for several hours before it passes.
Common Tropical Storm Damage
The biggest dangers with tropical storms are caused by their rains and winds. Water damage is very common with tropical storms not just because of the amount of rain that falls, but also because of how long your property could be exposed to heavy rainfall. Tropical storm winds can reach high speeds and easily pick up objects outdoors that are not secured and cause damage to property with them. Sometimes they can even knock down light trees. At Maven Construction Group, our storm damage contractors can restore damages in your home from water and wind.
How to Prepare for Tropical Storms
Tropical storms are tracked from the moment they are formed, giving property owners time to prepare. When a tropical storm is approaching, ensure that all windows and doors are well sealed to prevent water from seeping in. Inspect your roof and replace or repair any damaged shingles or tiles. Secure or bring indoors any light or medium objects that are around your property. Even heavy objects should be secured or stored if possible.
When a tropical storm reaches maximum sustained winds between 74 and 95 mph it becomes a category one hurricane. Hurricanes can go up to a category five reaching sustained winds of over 156 mph. Hurricanes can cause severe damage to properties and measures need to be taken to avoid disasters.
Common Hurricane Damages
Hurricanes cause everything from flooding, water damage, roof damage and wind damage. Because of this, at Maven Construction Group, we provide water and wind damage restoration cleanup and all forms of hurricane damage repairs. Hurricanes can be so strong that they affect your property in multiple ways and in different areas.
How to Prepare for Hurricanes
When a hurricane is approaching, you should ensure that every area of your property is properly sealed to avoid water from entering and areas prone to flooding should be reinforced with sandbags or other forms of flood prevention. All property outdoors should be stored indoors to avoid damages both to it and because of it, and shutters should be placed over windows and doors.
Storm Damage Restoration in Gainesville, FL
At Maven Construction Group, we are aware of the many ways your property can be affected by storms and have the knowledge and tools to deal with the damage efficiently. Contact us today for residential and commercial storm damage repair.