We are in April, and as you know

“April showers bring May flowers"!

Sometimes the storms bring more than just flowers. Especially with this time of year in East Texas, it is important to check on your home after rain storms.Take a look at the list below for home features that you should check on after a rain storm. As always, consult with a licensed and/or professional tradesman for the condition of your home.

Home Features to Check After a Storm

Cars Parked in Driveway


  • Panel and outlets- especially if there is a power outage
  • Electronics that were plugged in during the storm
  • Consult a licensed electrician



  • New cracks (interior and exterior)
  • Look for washout
  • If your home is Pier and Beam foundation, go through the crawl space and see if there is any standing water.
  • Consult foundation expert


  • Walls, floors, and ceilings for water stains, leaks, and standing water.
  • Consult contractor

Outdoor Funiture


  • Water level
  • Pool equipment
  • Remove Debris from pool (for cleanliness and to prevent chlorine loss)
  • Test water
  • Clean pool
  • Consult a pool expert


  • Shingles
  • Facia
  • Soffits
  • Gutters
  • Turbines
  • Gables
  • Consult roof expert for wind damage, hail damage, and damage as a result of debris.


  • Broken panes
  • Damaged frame
  • Cracks
  • Consult a window expert

Yard (Front/Back/Side)

  • Standing water in yard
  • Could be a drainage issue, and may need to consult landscaping expert.

Kelly Raulston

“Reliable and Ready” REALTOR® since 2016. I was born in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, but was raised in Texas since 1997. When I found out we were moving to Plano, Texas, I remember looking forward to riding a horse to school and a brand-new pair of cowboy boots! Growing up in Plano prepared me to be competitive, quick, and to have a strong work ethic. I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Axe’em Jacks! That is where my love for East Texas began. The nature, warm smiles, football games, and community values can't be beat! I graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. I was a middle school math teacher in Tyler, Texas. I met my husband, Travis, in Sunday school, and we have been married since September 2016. I love being a REALTOR® in East Texas! Relationships are genuine, the area is beautiful, and the market is rockin’! I am an involved REALTOR® to better the community. Some of the organizations I am involved with are: The Professional Development Committee, Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee, and Tyler Educational Networking Group. Some awards I have won were “The Hustle Award” in 2016, and “Rookie of the Year” in 2017. When I am not working with my clients, I like to spend quality time with my friends and family doing the following: running, target practice, read and participate in book club, and playing with my dachshund Greta.
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