It’s no secret that we are at the mercy of Mother Nature and she’s often unpredictable. However, being prepared for storm season can ensure you and your family stay safe when a storm strikes. Here are some tips on how to get your home ready for the fiercest of storms!
1. Trim Trees Surrounding Your Home
During a storm, tree limbs and other debris can pose a hazard to your home. To limit falling branches that could cause damage to your home, keep your trees trimmed. Broken windows, gutters, and other parts of your home could be affected if you fail to give your trees proper upkeep.
2. Consider Investing in a Generator
While it may be fun to light a candle or two during a storm, it’s not always so fun when you have to keep them lit for days on end. Should there be a power outage that lasts for more than a few hours, you may want to consider investing in a generator to keep your home running as efficiently as possible during a storm.
3. Install a Sump Pump
Without a sump pump, you could be at risk for flooding and sewer problems. Having a sump pump in place during a storm can eliminate a host of sewage issues. Severe rainstorms can cause a headache. Stay prepared with a sump pump that will keep water and waste problems at bay.
4. Assemble a Storm Kit
Having a storm kit ready when you can’t leave your home is key to keeping you and your family safe. A basic storm kit should include the following items:
- Garbage bags
- Food and Water (at least a 3-day supply)
- First-aid supplies
- Manual can opener
- Cell phone chargers and backup batteries
- Moist towelettes and hand sanitizers
- Battery-powered or hand-crank radio
5. Secure All Loose Items Around Your Property
Severe storms can come with extremely forceful winds. If you have any outdoor furniture and other items that can be stored in a basement or garage, place them there. Stowaway all outdoor tools and children’s outdoor toys as well. Leaving these items, unsecured could cause damage to your home should they be tossed and thrown about in a storm.
If you are concerned about your electrical and plumbing systems that have had damage due to a severe storm, call or schedule an appointment online with AAA Service today. Our experienced electricians and plumbers can help asses the damage and get you back up and running in no time!