We are quickly approaching fall, which means the potential for serious storms in September and October. A hurricane can cause a serious amount of water damage to your home including flooding and external and internal destruction. You don’t have to wait for hurricane season to start preparing your home. There are a few simple tips you can follow so you can protect your home from storm damage.
If you want to protect your home from storm damage, you want to start with your landscape. One of the biggest threats towards your home during a storm is weak or dead tree branches. The last thing you want is for a branch to fly off a tree and right into one of your windows during a storm. If that were to happen when no one was home, that could result in serious water damage. So, all you have to do is trim any branches that are hanging over or near your home, especially if they are dead.
Seal Windows and Doors
When it comes to protecting your home during a storm, you want to make sure every entryway in your home is tightly sealed. Inspect each of your windows and doors in your home to make sure they are insulated properly. There are several ways to enhance your windows including install storm shutters and high-impact glass. There are also double-paned models that are effective during storms, as well as, energy efficient.
Don’t Forget Your Roof
It is essential that your roof is into exceptional conditional because it is one of the major protective layers of your home. You want to check around your chimney and vent pipes to see if you need to apply a sealer. Make sure your gutters are clear of all leaves and debris, especially before a storm hits. The last thing you want is for your gutters to clog and water to overflow damaging the foundation of your home.
Water Damage Recovery With ServiceMaster of Baltimore
If you’ve been hit by water damage, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We can help professionally restore any damaged areas. If you just have questions about disaster prevention, let us know too. Being properly prepared is essential for your safety and well-being.
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