Storms In The Forecast?
Are heavy rains, thunderstorms, or other severe weather in the forecast for your area? If so, the following suggestions from the National Real Estate Insurance Group about preparing your property may help reduce structural damage for your home or business:
- Make sure your landscaping is well kempt. Trim small trees and shrubs to make them more wind resistant. This will limit the amount of potential debris available to affect your home or business.
- Secure loose rain gutter and downspouts. Clear any leaves, sticks, or other debris from gutters to prevent water backup to your structure.
- Remove and store loose yard furniture and decorations. In the instance of high winds, these items could damage siding and windows.
- In the event a major storm, such as a hurricane, is approaching, plan to cover or board up windows and doors, as well as brace your garage door if applicable.
While protecting your property from a storm event is important, it is imperative to also consider both you and your loved one’s safety. Follow any advisories set forth by local officials, such as evacuation orders, and be sure to have a storm supply kit prepared in case of emergency.
If a storm occurrence has caused damage to your home or business, SERVPRO of Northwest Escambia County is Here to Help. Our experienced team is Faster to Any Size Disaster!