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Are Pine Needles Building Up On Your Home? They Can Cause Water Damage!

9/28/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Logo with Pine Needle Background Don't let fallen pine needles cause trouble for your property! Call SERVPRO at 909-878-0302 to help clean it up!

Fall is such a beautiful season with all of its changing colors and crisp fresh air. Even though you might be happy to see the temperatures going down so you can wear your super comfy fall clothes, you won't be happy when you realize that the pine needles that are piling up on your home or business actually caused some damage to your property! Are you scratching your head and wondering how something so silly like pine needles can damage your property… let me tell you how!

  1. When pine needles gather in piles with other debris from around your home/business, they hold any moisture that they might have collected from the morning dew or rain that might have fallen. When water sits in one spot on your roof for too long, it can cause your roof to leak or rot.
  2. Piles getting caught in your gutters can stop water flow. This trapped moisture inside your gutter can damage the rafter tails.
  3. If your gutter is clogged enough, it can cause overflow, which can damage your property’s foundation due to the water puddling instead of being taken away by the gutter’s downspout.

So, as the season is changing, you definitely need to keep those falling pine needles on the top of your list of things to take care of for your home/business. Let SERVPRO help you tackle that task! We will not only clean up the needles for you, but we will let you know if there was any damage caused by them, and then help you bring your property back to the way it was before the damage! 

SERVPRO of Big Bear / Lake Arrowhead / NE Rancho Cucamonga will make it "Like it never even happened." Give us a call 24/7 at 909-878-0302!

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