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Storm Safety Spring Thunderstorms

3/14/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac & SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring provide Storm Damage Restoration Services

Spring is finally here, and we are starting to experience warmer temperatures. A common spring weather hazard is a thunderstorm. Thunderstorms can produce a combination of large hail, damaging winds, and flash floods. Keep reading to learn more about thunderstorms and how they can impact your home, business, or commercial building.

Signs of Approaching Thunderstorms:

  • Increasing winds
  • Sound of thunder
  • Flashing of lightning

When are thunderstorms likely to happen?

Thunderstorms are not uncommon in the Bethesda, Potomac, Chevy Chase, and Silver Spring regions. Thunderstorms are most likely to occur during the spring and summer months. According to the National Severe Storms Laboratory, thunderstorms can occur year-round and are more likely to occur during the afternoon and evening hours. 

Thunderstorm Safety Tips for Your Home

During a thunderstorm, homes or businesses are subjected to flash flooding, lightning strikes, and large hail. To stay safe during a thunderstorm event, get to shelter, have a plan, and stay indoors. The following are safety tips to strengthen your home or business:

  • To protect your home, appliances, and electronic devices consider buying surge protectors, lightning rods, or a lightning protection system.
  • Cut down or trim down trees that may fall on your home.
  • Install a backup generator.
  • Close all windows, doors, and garage doors when lighting is in the area.

SERVPRO Storm Damage Team

Regardless of the weather season, SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring provide Storm Damage Restoration services that will help return your home or business to its pre-existing state. Team Hargrove has the experience and equipment to help with your clean-up, restoration, and construction needs. Our local office provides 24-hour Emergency Service call SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase/Silver Spring at 301-530-7400 or 301-588-2240. Our certified technicians can help make it "Like it never even happened."

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