Prepare for Every Severe Storm | SERVPRO® of Sunrise
Though many storms occur every day without causing any damage at all, it only takes one to move through an area and cause significant issues for your home. Preparing for every storm is so important, as they all have the capability of causing damage and it is impossible to know which one will.
Taking a proactive approach to protecting your household from storm damage can help you gain the peace of mind to know that you have done everything you can to increase your safety and keep your family safe.
Take a Proactive Approach to Protect Your Household From Storm Damage
Prepare your home as much as possible. The majority of damages that we see after a storm have to do with high winds carrying projectiles into homes. For this reason, some of our top advice is to trim back any overhanging trees and secure any loose furniture around the exterior. To increase your comfort in the aftermath, many homeowners pursue a generator for the home so you can still use electricity until power is restored.
Create a family communications plan. If it is rare that your family is all home at the same time, creating a plan for checking in if severe weather occurs is so important for everyone’s peace of mind. Every family member should know when and how to check in, as well as how to determine when they should stay home or if they should stay where they are until the storm passes to be safe.
Make sure your emergency kit is stocked. An emergency kit is a great place to start your planning as they are so important to make sure you are never without an essential item during severe weather. Nonperishable foods, water, first aid supplies and light sources should all have a place in your kit, as well as anything your family may need for up to 72 hours. Do not forget food and water for pets, too!
Consider getting a weather radio. While cell phones have become ingrained in our daily lives, when it comes to severe weather scenarios, having an “old school” weather radio is still advised. Many times, severe storms can make cell networks unreliable, meaning you may run the risk of missing pertinent emergency alerts. Keeping a weather radio in your emergency kit can prevent this just in case.
If your home is damaged by a storm, you can depend on us to take care of any damages. Contact us at any hour to report damage and receive a rapid response.