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5 Tips To Prepare Your Home for a Storm

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

Close-up of a professional gardener pruning a tree Trimming back any trees in your yard may help prevent damage

Five Mitigation Tips You Can Use To Protect Your Home

If you know a storm is coming in Raleigh, NC, then it may be time to start protecting your home from the various types of weather damage that could occur, including flood water. There are five common damage mitigation tips your local restoration service recommends that you can use to protect your home.

1. Trim Trees

Trimming back any trees in your yard may help prevent damage. Look for branches that overhang the roof, as well as dead or weak breaches that could break and fall during bad weather.

2. Pick Up the Yard

It’s also a good idea to bring in any outdoor furniture and clear your yard of debris before the storm arrives. Debris and furniture have the potential to be picked up by high winds and blown into the home.

3. Clean Out Gutters

It’s important to keep your gutters free of debris, as clogged gutters could lead to water overflow and flood your roof. This flood water can lead to water damage in the roof and possibly cause problems in the attic as well.

4. Protect the Home

If you have exterior repair work underway, or areas that are at risk of needing repairs, it’s important to protect these spaces to help avoid a flooded building. Cover these spaces securely with a tarp or boards to prevent additional damage to the space until the repairs can be finished.

5. Stay Aware of The Weather

It’s important to stay aware of the weather in your area, as this can help you have enough time to prepare for a storm. Check your local weather advisories to find out how severe the storm is expected to be, and if the recommended mitigation measures.

Using these five tips can help you protect your home against wind damage, flood water, hail, and other forms of damage caused by the weather. If you do find a storm that has caused problems to your home, then a local restoration service may be able to help.

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