Natural disasters such as flooding, hurricanes, and high-speed winds are out of our control. These unfortunate disasters can destroy property, take lives, and turn your life upside down. For this reason, it’s essential to prepare as best you can when informed.
Preparing your property is one of the easiest and safest things you can do besides evacuating. Storm damage can send tiles flying off your roof, your property may flood, or if water mixes with electricity, fire damage could take place on your property.
This article will teach you how to prepare your property for a storm, beginning with taking in all outdoor furniture.
Take in all outdoor furniture
Move all outdoor furniture inside as this poses a major threat during a storm. If the wind is to pick up, furniture can go airborne, smashing windows, damaging property, and even injuring others directly.
The same applies to sharp objects such as rakes, umbrellas, and garbage cans.
Board your windows to protect against storm damage
If you don’t have shutters installed on your home, you should board your windows once notified of an incoming storm. You can board these up with plywood (or any other wood) and should avoid tape. If windows are not boarded, the wind speed (or other airborne objects) may create impact and smash the window, perhaps causing damage to those in the property.
Check the roof for any loose tiles or shingles
Before the storm, if it’s safe to do so, you should check your roof for any loose tiles or shingles that may go airborne in the wind. If possible, anything that’s out of place should be fixed before the hurricane starts.
If you’re unsure how to fix these or how to inspect for damage, the team at Jacob’s Ladder can help you.
To find out more information about our emergency services, click here.
Clean gutters before the storm hits
Finally, it’s essential to make sure your gutters are clean and not full of debris. If these are blocked, they will be unable to drain properly, perhaps resulting in flooding and causing water damage to the property.
Checking your gutters is easy and should be done each time there is a storm on route.
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