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Assessing Storm Damage

by Pat Wattam

Tips on Assessing Storm Damage

 

Storms are no stranger to us in Louisiana. Kevin Dinkel, from Advantage Services,  gives a quick guide on what to do in case of bad thunderstorms during the summer and how to survey for storm damage.

 1- Clean Up Your Debris 

2- Check for Roof Damage or Holes in the Roof 

3- Check Flashings Around Wind Turbines 

4- Check Your Chimney - Check the Rain Covers 

6- View External Electrical Wires Watch the video for the detailed demonstration. 

At the Pat Wattam Team we have called on Kevin many times after a hurricane to help us quickly assess what condition our vacant homes are in so that we can report back to our sellers.  These are great tips for all of us to pay attention to, since we seem to be having more thunder/hail/wind storms!  

Pull the Vines Off!

by Pat Wattam

This is a great video from Kevin Dinkel of Advantage Services.  Kevin explains why, particularly in the greater Baton Rouge area, it is so important to keep vines off your house. Lots of people who have homes in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas love the look of vines growing up their house - especially our older homes with lots of brick.   I know vines are a haven for bugs, but Kevin also explains that it help keeps the termites find a way into your house.  

Another tip I learned recently.  If you have a termite contract that has the station things all around the house, that coverage is NOT sufficient.  You must also have the perimeter treatment.  We found this out the hard way when termites were found in our door frame.  The termite company told us they had switched a few years ago and found that you need both systems to have the best barrier.  Wish they had told me that sooner!  Check and make sure you have the best coverage offered by your termite company!

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Pat Wattam
RE/MAX First, Independently Owned and Operated
4750 Sherwood Common
Baton Rouge LA 70816
Office Direct: 225-298-6900
Office Main: 225-291-1234
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RE/MAX First
Each Office Independently Owned and Operated
Main: 225-291-1234

Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission