Over the last week, several parts of the US experienced high winds and subsequently suffered the consequences brought on by wind damage. For a few Midwestern towns this meant significant home and personal damages and in some cases, several days of lost power. Here are a few things ServiceMaster Fire and Water Clean Up warns that you can expect when there are strong winds forecast in Lititz, PA and how to recover after the fact.
Wind damage is a sort of “sleeper” damage in the world of disaster restoration services. Similar to water damage, it can sneak up on homeowners very quickly and cause massive damage within a very short time frame. A single strong gust of wind can cause a chain reaction that can be very bad news for your day and your home. This means that the necessary storm damage cleanup can range anywhere from very minor to extremely severe.
On the minor side of things, even if you aren’t dealing with tornado levels of wind, your home could still sustain roof damage such as uprooted shingles. This is one of the most annoying and common results of wind damage, which makes sense when you consider that your roof is the tallest and most exposed part of your home. But just because it’s common doesn’t mean that it isn’t a big deal. Missing shingles can mean that your home is more exposed to the elements and can prove troublesome when winter rolls back around. Even if the damage is physically small, storm damage cleanup and restoration is still a vital part of total home recovery.
In the middle of the “danger” spectrum is tree damage. However, tree damage during a windstorm is a major wild card that could land anywhere from a few strewn branches to thousands of dollars of lost value in trees. It’s important to remember during the disaster restoration process that fallen trees can severely damage your home and car. Even if there aren’t any direct hits to your home, a damaged tree can also cause shrapnel to fly into windows, vehicles, and landscaping. A trunk on the move has a lot of wrecking power.
If your Lititz, PA home has been impacted by wind damage or any other storm damage, contact ServiceMaster Fire and Water Clean Up at (717) 299-2261 or visit our website here for information about wind storm damage cleanup or general disaster restoration services.