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How to Prevent Storm Damage to Your Home?

5/21/2021 (Permalink)

How to Prevent Storm Damage to Your Home? Image of palm tree blowing in the wind. Don't let a storm destroy the items in your house, be prepared to call SERVPRO of Fairfax, Vienna, Oakton at (703)231-2388!

Storms can have a severe impact on any household. We all know the massive damage and destruction storms cause to infrastructure. You cannot stop a storm, but you can always prevent and protect your home from damage. There are some ways by which you can prepare your homes in advance to minimize the risk of damage to your home.

  1. Keep Your Trees in Shape: Trees cause the most destruction during storms. If you have large trees around your home, you should keep them in shape. Always trim your trees regularly as heavy branches fall during severe weather conditions. You can call expert tree-cutters as they know the branches that might cause destruction. 
  1. Check Your Drainage Beforehand: Another major problem caused by storms or rains is waterlogging. It gets very hard to walk around when drainages get blocked. Drainage might get blocked due to concrete and the waste of the storm. Although it is not possible to prevent the after-storm blockage, you can make sure your gutters are clean before a storm. Landscaping and cleaning professionals can help clean drains to prevent clogging during the storm.
  1. Shift Utility Inside: Many times, storms come unpredicted, and we do not get enough time to prepare ourselves. However, as soon as you see a storm approaching, loose items like lawn chairs, tables, or grills, should be shifted inside. It will prevent damage to your home and the utilities both at the same time.

However, if your home faces damage when severe weather strikes, you can consult a good cleaning company to help you solve the after-effects of the storm. 

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