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Storm Damage in Central Indiana

8/3/2022 (Permalink)

This picture shows a large tree blown onto a house after a storm. Storms can cause heavy damage to your home or business.

Severe storms are common in Indiana, especially during the spring and summertime. While they are usually short-lived and tend to blow through rather quickly, storms can leave a path of destruction for businesses and homes in Indiana. The worst part about severe storms is they have many ways to cause damage in Indiana with very few ways to prevent it. Here are a few of the ways storms can damage your property. 

Damage from heavy storms

As the storms roll through your area, they can release a lot of water in a short amount of time. This quick accumulation of rain can cause flash flooding and overwhelm sump pumps. Flooded basements or water seeping through the basement walls is a common occurrence. With storms causing water damage inside homes and businesses, it’s essential to act quickly to get the water removed and the affected areas dried out. It only takes a short time before stormwater can cause even more damage by promoting mold growth in damp areas. Mold can grow in carpets, drywall, wood framing, furniture, and insulation. It can turn a bad situation into a much worse situation requiring mold remediation.

Damage from Large Hail

Golf ball-sized, baseball-sized, softball-sized...there are many ways to describe the size of the hale, and unfortunately, they are all quite destructive. Hailstorms tend to cause the most damage to cars and roofs. So, it’s not surprising to see dozens of roofing companies installing new shingles after a large hailstorm. Hail usually doesn’t cause further damage besides dents in cars and damaged shingles, but the larger hailstorms can break glass windows and doors and tear up roofs enough to cause water to leak inside.

Damage from Heavy Winds

The summertime seems to be the most popular for storms with heavy winds. They usually run in a vertical line and rip across the state from the west to the east. While they blow through quickly, their winds can reach up to 70+ mph. These damaging winds can tear shingles off roofs, rip trees out of the ground, pull siding off homes, and blow large debris through windows. Once they tear or blast a hole into a home or business, the rains can come inside and cause further damage.

Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration in Indianapolis, Indiana

If you should experience storm damage to your Indianapolis-area home or business, contact the storm damage cleanup and restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Indianapolis East at 317-222-5068. We have the specialized equipment, professional training, and certifications to clean up, repair quickly, and remediate damage from fire, water, mold, and storms to homes and businesses around central Indiana.

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