Severe storms can come out of nowhere during the summer months. Regardless, of where you live you are at risk for storm damage. A number of states have a much higher risk for devastating storm damage caused by tornados and hurricanes. If you live in an area that is prone to hurricanes and tornados, then you are probably better prepared for a severe storm than someone who lives in say New York, where they have to worry more about winter storm damage. That is why people who live in areas such as New York are usually not prepared for severe storms, nor do they know how to properly prepare.
3 Tips to Prevent Storm Damage
- Keep your lawn free of broken branches and other similar debris. If you can secure your lawn and patio furniture, a patio table could do a lot of damage if a big gust of wind picks it up and tosses it through a window. Pick up all toys and pool chairs and put them in the pool house or garage at the end of each day. If you get a severe storm during the night or while you are at work, you will be glad you picked up everything. If you know a storm is coming be sure to remove any garden and lawn decorations, securing them inside.
- Keep all of your trees well maintained, remove dead or broken branches. If you have trees that could pose a potential problem during a summer storm, you may consider having them removed especially if they are real close to your house and could fall on it.
- Make sure your gutters are securely attached, so they do not fly off your house. Make sure your gutters are clean so the water can properly flow through and not build up, this can cause the gutter to break.
Other tips to keep your home safe during a summer storm include; make sure you lock windows and doors to prevent rain from coming in and ruining carpets and personal items inside your home. Make sure you have a sump pump to pump water out of your basement in case it floods.
Always, keep up to date with weather alerts for your personal safety and your homes safety. If you're in need of storm damage repair services, contact MGM Restoration today.