Professional Water Damage Restoration Company Advises Homeowners in Wilmington Area on Preparations to Minimize Storm Damage
August 10, 2021 at 16:00
Bryter Restoration of Wilmington, a professional water damage restoration company based in Wilmington, NC, is advising residents of Wilmington and neighboring areas in North Carolina to make sure to prepare before a storm hits to minimize storm damage. They currently serve the main cities of Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, Myrtle Beach, Moorehead City, Carolina Beach, and the counties of New Hanover County, Horry County, Brunswick County, Pender County, Onslow County, and Carteret County.
Storm damage preparations are vital particularly for the Wilmington area because forecasters have warned that an “above average” hurricane season is expected. Weather experts are forecasting with a 70 percent confidence level that three to five Category 3, 4, or 5 hurricanes will hit in 2021. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a “normal” hurricane season is composed of 14 named storms and seven hurricanes per season.
With such alarming predictions, homeowners and other property owners need to be on the alert since the Atlantic hurricane season, which affects the Wilmington area, runs from June 1st through November 30th.
The first thing to do is to get rid of dead tree branches because these can break off during a storm, posing danger to both people and property. It is also a good idea to shorten those tree branches that overhang the house, garage, etc. The strong wind can cause these branches to hit the roof or other parts of the home, possibly causing damage. Furthermore, overhanging tree branches often deposit leaves and seeds in the gutters, causing them to clog and overflow in a storm. A clogged gutter will cause rainwater to flow in unexpected places, possibly causing damage to the roof and walls.
A vulnerable part of homes and other properties are the windows. Thus, it is advisable to cover them with hurricane shutters or pre-cut plywood to protect the glass from the strong winds and flying debris. In the same manner, all shutters should be closed. And all outdoor furniture, trash cans, decorations and other items that can be sent by the strong winds flying toward to house or people, should be brought inside the house unless they can be securely tied down.
Water damage that can be caused by a storm is due to water that can’t or doesn’t drain properly. Thus, it is a good idea to keep the gutters clean. This should be done twice a year or even more if there are many trees near the home. The clear gutters will allow the rainwater to drain off the roof properly. Flooding and standing water can also occur in the yard because of landscape and grading issues. These must be remedied because a lawn that is submerged in water for a few days will suffocate and die. Homeowners will need to consult experts for the proper solutions. Possible solutions include adding soil to low areas, installing plastic drainage pipes, creating a French drain, and more.
Meanwhile, in the event that water damage may still occur, homeowners and other property owners can call on Bryter Restoration of Wilmington for fast water damage restoration. Their team of professionals are capable of repairing water damage caused by flooding or other circumstances. They have been providing water damage restoration services for several years. They will begin by getting rid of all standing water from interior structural parts of the home, such as floors, walls, and ceilings. They will also determine the source of water damage provide the necessary repairs.
The complete range of services offered by the company’s damage response team includes water extraction, water dry-out, and sewage cleanup. They also offer mold remediation and removal of water damage. They can also help homeowners and other property owners to restore damages such as slab leaks, broken pipes, and sump pump failures.
Those who are interested in learning more about the restoration services offered by Bryter Restoration of Wilmington can visit their website, or contact them on the phone or through email.
For more information about Bryter Restoration of Wilmington, contact the company here:
Bryter Restoration of Wilmington
Bryter Restoration of Wilmington
106 N Water St #111B
Wilmington NC 28401