How To Prepare For A Storm
It is better to be safe than sorry. Preventative measures are key to saving yourself and your home from the damage that comes with a storm. Storms bring heavy rain, winds, and lighting.
They can cause flooding, power outage, and a lot of destruction. This is why you must have a plan to deal with all these problems that may come with a storm.
However, if there is still damage caused to your property because of the storm then hire a professional storm cleanup service for your home restoration.
Here are the many safety tips you can follow to prepare yourself for a storm.
Ensure That The Exterior Of Your House Is Safe
You must take care of the outdoors to reduce safety hazards. For example, you need to trim down large trees and shrubs so that they don’t fall on something else or get tangled with wires.
Apart from that any plants, furniture, or other objects that are placed outside need to be brought indoors so they can be saved be from damage.
Keep Everything Powered Up
Make sure that the gas tank of your car is full. Charge any appliances that need charging such as your cell phone, laptop, etc. Apart from that, you need to test your generator beforehand so that it works properly in case of a power outage during the storm.
Also, keep extra fuel for the generator in case of extensive power outages. This way you will always have backup power.
Make An Emergency Plan
Nature is unpredictable and you never know how bad a storm is going to be. This is why you must have a contingency plan in case of extreme circumstances.
Come up with a plan of how you are going to get in touch with all the family members and where you will meet up to stay safe. This is because storms can happen anytime and not everyone will be home.
The main reason why urban flooding takes place because of a storm is due to the overflowing of gutters. With too much water coming in the water overflows and causes the area to flood.
This is why it is important to routinely get your gutters cleaned once in a while. This will allow the water to flow freely and prevent any blockages. It will also prevent the flooding of your basement and roof damage.
Create An Emergency Kit
This is only for a worst-case scenario. If you have to leave home because of some damage or in case of a power outage you will need an emergency kit.
Be sure to have essential medicines, first aid, batteries, important documents, non-perishable food, water, clothing, cash, and all other essential items that you may require.
It is always good to be prepared for an unprecedented situation that may arise due to a storm. Follow these tips to prepare before a storm and you will be good to go.
However, if there is any damage to your home due to the storm then give us a call (518)456-1111.