Did you know that in the United States alone, an estimated 100,000 thunderstorms occur each year? Not only do thunderstorms produce rain, thunder, and lightning, they can also produce high winds, heavy rain, and flooding. The safest place to be during a thunderstorm is inside.
That is why it is so important to properly prepare your home for all the unexpected things that can happen when a storm comes your way. We at SERVPRO are here to help you prepare you and your home and help you after a storm has come through. Here are some helpful tips to prepare your home before a storm comes:
- Trim the trees in your surrounding area
- Buy a backup generator
- Install storm shutters
- Check your insurance to ensure flood coverage is available
- Flood-proof your home
- Have an expert check your home for any weak areas
- Protect your belongings – elevate all critical items in your home to ensure they do not get damaged due to flooding.
If your home sustains damage as a result of a storm, contact SERVPRO at 301-753-8313 because we are here to help!