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Preparing Your Property for Storm Season - Tips from SERVPRO®

1/17/2024 (Permalink)

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As storm season approaches in North Carolina, it's crucial to take proactive steps to protect your property against potential damage. At SERVPRO®, we understand the significance of preparing for the unpredictable nature of storms that can bring heavy rains, high winds, and even flooding. To help you prepare and protect your property and minimize storm-related damage, here are some essential tips to consider:

Inspect and Maintain Your Roof

Your roof is your property's first line of defense against storms. Conduct regular inspections to identify any loose or damaged shingles, leaks, or weakened areas. Addressing these issues promptly can prevent water intrusion during heavy rainfall.

Clear Gutters and Downspouts

Ensure that gutters and downspouts are clear of debris, such as leaves, branches, and dirt. Clogged gutters can lead to water backup, causing damage to your roof, siding, and foundation.

Trim Trees and Branches

Trim overhanging branches and trees near your property. Strong winds during storms can cause branches to break and damage your home or nearby structures. Pruning helps minimize the risk of such incidents.

Secure Outdoor Items

Secure or store outdoor furniture, garden tools, and other loose items. High winds can turn these items into projectiles, causing damage to your property or neighboring structures.

Seal Windows and Doors

Ensure that windows and doors are properly sealed to prevent water infiltration. Consider installing storm shutters or reinforcing entry points to protect against strong winds.

Backup Power Source

Consider investing in a generator to maintain power during outages. A backup power source can keep essential appliances running and help prevent further damage in case of prolonged power loss.

Create an Emergency Kit

Assemble an emergency kit that includes essentials such as water, non-perishable food items, flashlights, batteries, first-aid supplies, and important documents. Be prepared for potential evacuations or extended power outages.

Know Your Insurance Coverage

Review your insurance policy to understand your coverage for storm-related damages. Consider any necessary adjustments or additional coverage to ensure adequate protection.

Partner with SERVPRO®

In the unfortunate event of storm damage, rely on SERVPRO®'s expertise and resources. Our highly trained professionals are available 24/7 to assist with storm cleanup, water extraction, and restoration to help you get back on track quickly.

Remember, early preparation is key to mitigating storm-related risks. By taking these proactive measures, you can better protect your North Carolina property and your loved ones during storm season. For professional assistance and guidance in storm damage restoration, contact our SERVPRO® team today. Our team is committed to helping you restore your property "Like it never even happened."

Stay safe and prepared this storm season!

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