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Tree Maintenance Can Prevent Flooding In Your Cypress Home

5/10/2022 (Permalink)

storm damaged tree, fallen on house Storm damage happens quickly. SERVPRO is your one-stop-shop to restore your home.

SERVPRO Is the Answer to Water Removal After Storm-Damaging Events 

Trees add a certain look and feel to your Cypress property, but they can threaten your home if they do not get well maintained throughout their lifespan. While often a tree only requires simple pruning or occasional limb removals, understanding what you should look for to encourage this maintenance can save you significant damage to your home. 

A single limb falling from a full-grown tree has enough pressure and weight to collapse a roof or even tear a hole in the side of your home. During the storm that likely caused the tree damages, the unabated runoff or torrential rains flow into your Cypress home and allow for flooding damages to occur. In these situations, our SERVPRO professionals can respond quickly to help you temporarily seal off the damaged area and mitigate your damages by extracting the present water.

You can take precautions to reduce this unnecessary risk of flood damages our SERVPRO technicians must restore, namely, to keep an eye on the trees that stand a chance of falling into or affecting your home in some way. In these regular inspections, you want to look for visible damage to limbs or the tree's trunk. This occurrence could be natural damage or caused by something environmental like animals and insects.

 You should take a moment to inspect the limbs and the tree trunk for discolorations. Often a dying or dead tree looks much paler than the trees of the same type. It is unlikely that multiple trees die out at once, so you can use them comparatively to see which ones require attention. 

Trees are often a welcome addition to the yard and property you maintain but can cause a serious problem if they are not well kept. If you have already experienced storm damage to your home, resulting in flooding, give our SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress team of technicians a call at (714) 236-9599.

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