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  • January 15, 2014
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Board Up Harrisburg Pa

When a storm is rolling through the area, you may need to board up windows and batten down the hatches. This isn’t necessary for every storm, and there won’t be time if you live in an area that’s prone to tornadoes. However, those people living in hurricane-prone areas should know what steps to take to get their home ready for storms to avoid interior damage. It’s also important to know what to do if your boards & barricades don’t hold and water gets inside your home.

Prepare Ahead of Time
When a storm has Harrisburg Pa in its path, the local hardware stores will quickly sell out of plywood and other supplies. This is why it’s best to prepare ahead of time. Buy plywood, cut it to the correct size for each window, and then leave it stored in the garage. Mark the boards for easy placement when a storm is predicted. This way, you’ll be ready and won’t have to worry about shortages or price gouging.

Secure the Valuables
It’s possible for a powerful storm to undo your precautions. If rain and wind is blowing into your home, you don’t want your irreplaceable items to be destroyed. Take a moment to consider which items have the greatest sentimental value for you and cannot be replaced. Put these items in plastic bags or bins and move them into interior rooms with no windows. You won’t be able to move furniture, but you can secure family photos and other small items.

Start Dealing with Water Immediately
Once you’re able to return to the area, you’ll be able to survey the damage. If your board up held, then you’ll be able to focus on the exterior cleanup. If a window was blown out and the home interior is wet, then you’ll want to call a company like ServiceMaster to handle the cleanup. Removing water quickly minimizes the damage and helps keep repair bills low. In addition to pulling out standing water, ServiceMaster will also use dehumidifiers and fans to dry the humidity in the air and pull moisture out of upholstery, carpets and even wood.

Board Up Harrisburg Pa

Board Up Harrisburg Pa

Disinfect the Home
It doesn’t take long for the moisture to contribute to mold and mildew. If your home had flood water inside, then it’s particularly important to disinfect the affected rooms. Flood waters carry bacteria, dirt and debris from the surrounding area, but ServiceMaster can effectively clean the areas and make them safe again.

Whether you’re preparing for a storm or are currently dealing with water damage, ServiceMaster can help you. We offer a range of services, including water extraction and general clean-up. While you hope to avoid the damage by boarding up windows, we can get your home back to normal if the boards don’t hold.  If you need Board Up Harrisburg Pa services, give us a call

Board Up Harrisburg Pa

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