Home Damage Information

How to Identify Damage in Your Home

Between heavy snow loads and the potential for flooding, there is a chance your home could have damage. It is important to look for these risks and act appropriately. 

Warning Signs of Overstress Conditions during a Snow Event: 

  • Sagging ceiling tiles or boards, ceiling boards falling out of the ceiling grid, and/or sagging sprinkler lines and sprinkler heads
  • Sprinkler heads deflecting below suspended ceilings
  • Popping, cracking, and creaking noises
  • Sagging roof members, including metal decking or plywood sheathing
  • Bowing truss bottom chords or web members
  • Doors and/or windows that can no longer be opened or closed
  • Cracked or split wood members
  • Cracks in walls or masonry
  • Severe roof leaks
  • Excessive accumulation of water at nondrainage locations on low slope roofs 

For more information on signs of stress and what actions to take, click here.

Mold in Your Home

Molds can be found almost anywhere where moisture is present. The risk increases during storm and flooding events where there is increases moisture and the potential for moisture in places that are not prepared for it.

After flooding or severe storms, you should take time to check your home for the presence of mold. Mold remediation is best handled by a professional, but you can take some actions yourself. Please review the following resources: