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residential storm damage repair

There is nothing more unpredictable than the weather, especially during storm season. Thunderstorms can cause damage due to high winds, flash floods, and lighting strikes. strong thunderstorms can even create tornadoes. These natural outcomes can cause massive destruction to homes and businesses.

  • Lightning Damage. When lightning strikes, electricity can pass through the wiring of the home or business. This can cause severe damage to appliances that are plugged into outlets. Make sure to unplug your appliance during thunderstorms to avoid this damage. Lightning can also cause spark fires which can turn into grass fires quickly. This occurrence can cause considerable damage to your property.
  • Flood Damage. Thunderstorms can cause torrential downpours resulting in flash floods. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, flash floods kill 146 people annually. Rushing flood water can sweep away automobiles, cause structural damage to bridges and building, and rip trees out of the ground.
  • Hail Damage. Thunderstorms can produce hail of various sizes. According to the NOAA, hail damage can escalate to $1 billion annually. Smaller hail can damage crops and plants, while larger hail can dent cars, break windows, and cause extensive property damage to your roof and siding. If the wind is strong enough, hail can even cause physical harm to people and animals. For safety reason, it is important to stay inside during hail storms.
  • Tornado Damage. Most tornado winds reach speeds of 110 miles per hour, while stronger tornadoes can exceed 200 miles per hour. Tornadoes are one of the most destructive forces that a thunderstorm can produce. Their high winds can carry heavy debris, causing major damage to anything in its path.

ServiceMaster by Hedden provides residential storm damage repair services in Maple Grove and St. Paul, MN, as well as in Madison, WI. To learn more or to schedule a service call, contact us online or by phone.