Hurricane season is inevitable. Year after year people have their homes decimated by them, and it gets worse from there. One of the biggest sources of damage that hurricanes bring with them is actually the water damage that is left behind after the storm is over. Water damage can be anything from damage to the structure of your home to your carpet. But did you know that there are measures you can take to prepare for water damage if there is an impending storm on the horizon that looks nasty? Here are some things you can do to see to it that as little water damage as possible is done.
The first things that usually go when a hurricane strikes are your windows. This is why so many people board up their windows. But it is also important to line tarp and foam between your windows and the boards. This will help to keep any water from making its way into your home and onto your carpet. Speaking of carpets, it is also important to line your carpet with tarp if you have time to. You will have to line it tightly and use duct tape to secure it. This is a great way to reduce and even prevent damage done to the carpet and keep mold from setting in.
You should also be sure to line your furniture tightly with tarp. You can also line the edges of your doors with tarp before boarding them up as well. But these measures will only do so much. You need to keep in mind that a hurricane is a massive force of nature that can level homes and should not be confused with something as small as a broken pipe that floods one room in your home. And remember, if you return home and water damage has still been done, you will have to call in a water damage expert to ensure that the damage is repaired properly.