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How Do Winter Storms Affect Your Bellevue Home's Roof

11/24/2021 (Permalink)

While winter storms can be frightful, it's not the end of the world if your Bellevue home's roof has been affected. When your home has been damaged by a storm this winter, taking temporary measures until help arrives can be beneficial. Removing extra water and securing roof tarps can protect your structure from further damage. At the same time, our seasoned restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville can help you revamp your Bellevue home to be as good as new.  

What Are The Three Types Of Contaminated Water, And How Do You Handle It? 

  • Water from sewer systems backups is not only gross but highly unsanitary. They may contain viruses and bacteria that are very dangerous and can cause serious illness. Once you figure out what type of water you're dealing with, you can proceed with the restoration process. 
  • Category 1: Clean Water: This water is from a clean source such as a faucet or a broken clean water supply line. This water is relatively harmless unless left untreated. 
  • Category 2: Gray Water: If ingested, this water can cause discomfort or illness because this water originates from washing machines or dishwasher overflows and toilet water. This water may contain viruses and bacteria, so be warned!
  • Category 3: Black Water: This water is characterized by water from beyond the toilet trap, intense microbial growth, and flooding from rivers and streams. All contact with this water type should be avoided as it can cause severe illness or death if ingested. 

***Special training and expertise are required to clean up category 3 water safely, so understanding what makes up the different types of contaminated water is key to your Bellevue home's safe recovery. 

What Can You Do To Prevent Your Roof From Bearing The Brunt Of A Winter Storm? 

  • Repair any minor roof leaks and cut away loose tree branches that can fall on your home during a winter storm. 
  • Have your chimney inspected once a year. You can find an inspector online, or you can contact your local fire department and have them recommend an inspector. 
  • Weatherstrip doors, windows, and any exterior panels to avoid rain and water from entering through your roof or any other part of your Bellevue home. 

When disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Belle Meade and West Nashville is here to help! With our expertise in storm damage, restoration, and cleanup, you can't go wrong by calling us today at (615) 242-9391. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

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