Storms can occur anytime in Australia. Any storm large or small can cause extensive damage to property due to flooding, strong winds, lightning, and hail.
Flooding can do damage outside and inside of your property. Water damage from a leaking roof or water coming inside the house due to rising flood waters can indeed be a serious problem. Strong winds may cause branches to break and trees to fall and may result in damage to roofs, windows, and walls which could lead to water going inside the house and causing water damage.
Heavy hailstorms can also cause damage to roofs and house structures. Severe lightning strikes on the other hand can result to fire breaking out. It’s very hard to prevent damages caused by storms but there are things that we can do to prevent and lessen the damage from these storms.
Here Are Some Ways To Prevent Storm Damage:
5. Ensure stormwater drains are not blocked, clear and adequate during sudden downpours which can cause water to back up from the ground level. Remember, rainwater goes to your stormwater drains and if it is not clear, this would cause water to flood on your backyard and possibly get inside your house during a storm. The best way to make sure that your stormwater drain is clear is by having an annual camera inspection and cleared by a water jetter or an electric eel.
- High Pressured Water Jetter
- Electric Eel
- Pipe Reline
- CCTV Camera Inspection
- Dig up Pipe Replacement
Here is another article that you may find interesting in regards to “Clearing drains the good old fashioned way”.
If you got any electrical and plumbing problems after a storm, don’t hesitate to call us at 13 10 91 to fix the problem right away. We serve Canberra, Newcastle, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, Lake Macquarie & Port Stephens.
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