Three Things You Can Do Today to Avoid Storm Damage in Your Home
- Make sure your yard and balcony are well-maintained!
If you secure and store items that could be blown around in a storm, they will not do damage to your house. Strong winds are able to pick up even the larger items of outdoor furniture and trampolines, which will cause great damage to property. Identify the items you may need to secure or store, and put them away as soon as you hear of strong wind or severe storm in a forecast. If you are on vacation, consider securing all of your items before you leave.
- Make sure gutters, down pipes and drains, are cleaned regularly.
Keeping gutters and down pipes clear of blockages avoids the common problem of water overflowing under the eaves into the roof. Leaves need to be cleared from the valleys of the roof, or else they will make their way into the gutters during rainfall. Keep the drains in your property clear to help water from the surface move away and prevent it from pooling and spilling into your house. Be sure to remove any pots or plants that are being used to hide drainage grates if heavy rain is expected. Always park away from valleys and drains in this type of weather.
- Make sure to trim trees and branches that have a risk of fall.
Have a qualified landscaper or arborist inspect trees around your property every two to three years to identify any preventative measures necessary. Check the roots of the trees for failure, beware of digging around the trees and be proactive if there is a problem.
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