Lightning Damage Repair & Cleanup
Our Rapid Response Team acts immediately and efficiently around the clock, 24/7, to arrive on-site as soon as possible. Emergency water and storm damage remediation services begin right away. We can cover holes in your roof or walls, remove debris that may cause additional damage, and develop a custom restoration plan to meet the needs of your particular type of property damage. Regardless of the extent of the damage from natural disasters such as heavy rains, strong winds, hail, or ice and snow, we respond quickly to secure your property against further damage and handle your insurance claim to keep the process smooth and efficient for you.
Large amounts of rain in a short period can cause flooding. This type of flooding is especially dangerous because you don’t have a lot of time to prepare. Make sure your gutters and downspouts are working properly and directed away from your home. It’s also important to check that your windows and doors are all able to close completely without any gaps. These small maintenance steps can make a big difference during a downpour. However, you may want to consider larger flooding prevention tactics like placing sandbags in front of doorways. You can often pick up sand from a local fire department during wind and rain season.
High winds can cause damage by flipping over cars and ripping off siding from your home and can carry debris long distances. These flying missiles are a safety concern all on their own. That’s why it’s important to take shelter during wind and rain storms and check for loose debris around your home. Before wind and rain season events progress any further, trim large tree branches or any other greenery that is too close to your home and put away outdoor gardening tools and patio furniture.
Even though being hit by lightning isn’t very common, when it does happen injury or damage can occur. That’s why it’s important to take precautions before a lightning strike happens. If you’re outdoors, take shelter indoors when possible. If shelter is not available, crouch down with as little of your body touching the ground as possible. If you can go indoors, avoid water, electronic equipment of all types and concrete.
Our Storm Damage Restoration Services:
- Water Damage-Heavy rain can result in water getting into areas not usually affected by rain. Water may intrude anywhere from the attic to the walls and ceiling. Crawl spaces and basements are susceptible to flooding.
- Fire Damage- Lightning that strikes your home or nearby can cause fire and smoke damage. It’s critical to start the cleanup process immediately before soot and water damage permanently damages structures and surfaces.
- Damaged Shingles-Strong winds combined with rain or ice can wreak havoc on the exterior of your property. Sometimes these storms will result in power outages, blowing objects, fallen trees or broken branches. Missing and damaged shingles may cause further damage to your home down the line.
Our storm damage cleanup technicians in Boston, Cape Cod and the South Shore area are experts in water and fire damage restoration. ServiceMaster of South Shore is formally trained in storm damage cleanup and can help you repair any property harmed by extreme weather. Contact us today at (781) 536-7375!