We are in the heart of severe storm season in Wisconsin. Severe thunderstorms can occur any time of the year and any time of the day. But they occur most often between April and August, and in the late afternoon and early evening hours. This is because of the heat that is generated during these times. Thunderstorms usually develop in areas of high humidity. Moisture in the air that rises into the atmosphere in conjunction with warm temperatures causes a thunderstorm to form. Summer air has a greater potential for bringing on a thunderstorm because warm air can hold a lot more water vapor than colder winter air. And late afternoon and evening is typically the warmest time of the day, making it the perfect time for thunderstorms to develop.
Thunderstorms pose a wide variety of risks to your home or business. A lightning strike can cause a fire. High winds can blow shingles or other roofing materials off your roof making the structure vulnerable to water damage from the heavy rains that often accompany these thunderstorms. Lost power can mean a nonworking sump pump resulting in water in your basement.
Not much can be done to prevent these things. But a quick response can help limit the damage and prevent secondary damage. Be alert for threatening conditions and protect yourself first and foremost. But as soon as the storm passes, call SERVPRO to help you clean up. We can make it "Like it never even happened."