Be Prepared for Ohio Weather
A common phrase I heard in Ohio was “if you don’t like the weather, just wait a few days.” Extreme shifts in weather are fairly common in this area from huge temperature jumps to severe storms. While most are able to shelter in a safe place when they hear of a chance for extreme weather, homeowners should be thinking about these months in advance, and checking their insurance policies to make sure they have coverage for water and windstorm damage, debris and tree removal, sewer backup due to flooding, and sump pump failure due to flooding. Having photos of the exterior of your home before a storm hits is always recommended, and an inspection after a storm comes through is important to note any damage and prevent secondary damage. Some areas of your home you should look at include:
Exterior- Walk around exterior of home and inspect all siding. Also be sure to make note of damage to AC/HVAC unit and outdoor appliances such as grills.
Windows- This is extremely important after a wind or hailstorm, check for shatter or cracked windows and for any frame damage.
Roof- Check for missing, discolored, or damaged shingles as your first sign for roof damage. If you don’t see any damage to roof but are experiencing leaking in your ceiling, you should have someone come out immediately to prevent secondary damage.
If your home or business experiences damage from a storm call your local restoration specialist, SERVPRO of Central Auglaize/Hardin/Logan Counties today at 937-354-3540.