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A Guide To Storm Damage Prevention

7/29/2022 (Permalink)

A Guide To Storm Damage Prevention

When strong storms accompanied by wind, rain, and hail hits your town, countless people are impacted. Both homeowners and business owners struggle to recuperate from the damage that has been caused due to the storms. Most of the time, this is because of a lack of preparedness. The weather is often unpredictable, and a storm may emerge out of nowhere, giving you very little time to get your affairs in order before destruction strikes. Being prepared is the first step to storm damage prevention so here are our top tips that you must follow.

Securing Outdoor Furniture

During strong storms, even the sturdiest looking outdoor furniture can be flung into the sky within moments. This does not only result in you wasting your money but can also pose a serious physical threat to yourself your neighbors. To secure your outdoor furniture well, use steel security cables to fasten them to the ground. Though this process may seem time-consuming initially, it will be worth it in the long run when your expensive patio furniture doesn’t get blown away.

Checking Your Trees

Your tall, bushy trees might be one of the most dangerous threats during a storm. Aside from the occasional trim, full-grown trees are often left alone. However, keeping a close eye on your trees and giving them constant care plays a role in storm damage prevention. During storms, strong winds are also present that can cause dead branches from your trees to fall off. This can cause serious hurt to your neighbors, your property, and yourself! Weak trees, that lack a strong and secure foundation are also more likely to get uprooted. Hence, be sure to give those trees some proper care before the storm season arrives.

Inspecting Your Roof

Having your roof inspected professionally on a regular basis is not just beneficial to prevent storm damage. It also helps to ensure the longevity of your roof. If you’re more hands-on and are experienced in doing handy work, then you can do your roof inspections on your own too! Look out for any missing shingles or any leaks, as these are issues that may get amplified during a storm, affecting the interior of your home.

Keeping Your Gutters Clean

Making sure your drainage systems are in order is important as gutters that are left neglected could have been accumulating debris and standing water. Debris can block any rainwater from being drained away, resulting in flooding during excessive rains due to storms. Standing water can also flow into the foundation of your home and cause flooding in the basement.

If you’re currently dealing with the aftermath of storm damage, SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City can be of great service to you. We understand the worries that you may have at this moment as we have been in the business for a long time. Aside from any physical damages, you may be worrying about insurance claims and other financial matters. We can aid in both these areas, with our storm damage cleanup restoration as well as help you to manage the insurance paperwork and process. If you ever find yourself stuck in a storm, our team has the capability to quickly respond to you due to our 24-hour emergency service.

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