Preparing Your Home for Thunderstorms
Thunderstorms are a type of storm that we tend to downplay in terms of its severity, as they often come and go, some largely harmless and others leaving a long path of destruction. At their worst, thunderstorms can produce high winds, intense bursts of rain, and hail, leading to downed trees and powerlines, as well as flash flooding. According to the American Red Cross, lightning produced from thunderstorms causes more deaths than hurricanes and tornadoes. Therefore, it is important to prepare your home for the worst when it comes to thunderstorms. In this blog, we’ll explore a few ways in which you can protect your home from thunderstorm damage.
3 Thunderstorm Safety Tips
The American Red Cross has published lists of tips for thunderstorm safety before, during, and after a thunderstorm. For the purposes of this blog, we would like to spotlight thunderstorm safety tips that are specifically designed to prevent storm damage to your home. The first tip is to have a list of things to bring inside before a thunderstorm. For example, if you have anything large or heavy outside that can potentially be transported inside, it may be beneficial to do so, as large objects can be picked up by the wind and inflict damage upon your home. Next, it may be helpful to double-check that your homes’ doors and windows are completely and securely shut. When it comes to windows, installing shutters may provide additional support, as they can prevent windows from breaking. Lastly, we mentioned earlier that thunderstorms can lead to downed trees, which makes it imperative that trees and other types of shrubbery are trimmed as best as possible in order to decrease the chances of branches flying from trees.
Call SERVPRO for Expert Storm Damage Restoration
At the end of the day, you can follow through with the actions suggested above, but weather is often unpredictable. One aspect that is predictable and reliable, however, is that SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team – Team Wall is always standing by and ready to help. No matter the size of your emergency and regardless of where it takes place, our team of storm damage experts provide 24-Hour Emergency services so that we can serve our customers as soon as possible. Trust our Storm Damage Restoration services to restore your home to its preloss condition, making it “Like it never even happened.” Check out the rest of our website and, specifically, our Commercial Storm Damage services overview and SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team pages.