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Ready, Set, Storm Prep (Part II) – Prepare Your Property for a Storm

7/8/2022 (Permalink)

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Ready, Set, Storm Prep (Part II) – Prepare Your Property for a Storm

 Once you’ve made sure that your family members and pets are safe and sound inside, it’s time to head outdoors for a quick scan of your property. Never do this in the middle of a storm – it’s much too dangerous – but taking a few quick precautions in the days or hours ahead can be extremely worthwhile. To stay on top of things, you may consider adding the below items to your monthly yard chores.

  • Make sure your gutters are clear so they drain properly and away from the house. There are professional services that provide gutter maintenance and it's recommended to clean gutters at least twice a year to keep them from getting clogged with leaves or debris. 
  • Walk around house and look for anything that might fly away in heavy winds. This includes patio furniture, planters, or decorative yard ornaments – even small grills or outdoor appliances. If possible, secure these items indoors or tether them down tightly outside. Make sure any yard tools have been put away or otherwise secured. Depending on wind speeds, items like patio furniture or bicycles have been known to cause major damage to homes if picked up by the wind. 
  • If you have an outdoor pool, turn off the pool equipment’s power at the circuit breaker. Make sure to leave your pool uncovered, as storm debris could fall into the pool and tear or damage the cover. It’s much easier and less expensive to fish limbs and debris out of the water than it is to replace a ruined pool cover.

Taking the time throughout the year to keep your yard tidy and your property well-maintained will help ensure minimal storm damage. 

Here at SERVPRO we always want to help you put your best foot forward to avoid any fire, water, or mold damage. In the event that you do experience fire, water, or mold damage, we’re here to help! 

Give us a call for your quote today at 256-259-4333 From Mentone to Bridgeport, Collinsville to Woodville, Ider to Geraldine, or Fort Payne to Scottsboro, we are proud to operate in your neighborhood. We proudly boast "Best in County" for the years 2017 and 2018!

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