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All a-Board!

4/24/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage All a-Board! Ellicott City businesses on Main Street were sure to board up their windows before and after the flood to prevent any further damage to the storefront

You always see photos of homes and businesses boarding up before or after some kind of damaging event...but do you know why?


In the case of abandoned buildings, boarded up windows and doors are usually a measure to keep vandals or squatters out of the structure. However, in the event of damage or a loss, this process is to protect not only windows and doors from shattering, breaking, or failing in other ways, but to protect the structure itself.


Our professionally trained crews often times board up your home or business before or during mitigation and remediation to prevent any further damage.


If done incorrectly, the boarding up process could actually cause secondary damages such as additional moisture or even animal intrusion. 


Whether it's fire, storm, or another kind of structural damage, boarding up can be just as dangerous as it is important. Especially if the damage or loss has already occurred. 


The most common reasons to board up your home or business are severe rainstorms, flash flooding, severe thunderstorms, hailstorms, and of course, tornadoes. 


While SERVPRO of Howard County is known to mitigate and remediate fire and water damage, don't forget that we are trained to deal with storm damage as well. Whether it's a tree on your roof, or a flooded basement, we are here to help!


Especially with our rebuild divison emerging, SERVPRO of Howard County should be your first call when it comes to recovering and rebuilding after a major storm event. We make it, "Like it never even happened."


Also be sure to keep up with us on all social media because we will tweet or post to Facebook when our area is at risk for potential storm damage. 

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