How to Prep Your Home for Storm

The eyes of the nation are on Texas as they recover from the devastating impact from Hurricane Harvey. These types of intense storms all too familiar to Florida residents. It’s a good time to think about whether your home is ready for the next major storm. Here’s how you should prep your house for storm:

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Trim Trees

The first thing to come down in any major storm are the trees. A healthy tree can withstand the brunt of heavy winds. But a tree that has week roots or branches that are too long run the risk of coming down. That’s not something you want to deal with after the storm. Instead, you should bring in a professional tree trimming service to prune back your trees to minimize the potential for any damage.

Waterproof Your House

Waterproofing your house means preventing any flooding from coming in. Sometimes that might be difficult to manage but even a small rainstorm can create a lot of problems if there are access points for water. Start with removing leaves and other debris from your gutters. A clog of their consent water pouring down the side of your house and under the roof. Check for cracks along the foundation. If you see any, then patch them up right away. The same should go for any damage on the roof. These are the kinds of fixes you want to do well in advance of any storm.

Get a Backup Sump Pump

If you have a basement then you should have a proper working sump pump. This is your best line of defense to keep floodwaters from creeping in. But what happens if the power goes out? A backup battery-operated second pump should kick in. This is a very smart addition to make.

Add Storm Shutters

Whenever there is a major storm approaching you can count on news crews filming businesses and there is homeowners nailing plywood over their windows. That is a smart move but it might be even smarter to spend the money and install storm shutters. You may even be able to earn a reduction in your homeowners insurance by adding storm shutters.

Get Rid Of Rubbish

When a storm is coming, you need to secure your lawn furniture. But if there’s a lot of rubbish in your backyard it could cause serious damage not only to your house but to your neighbors homes. It’s a good idea to get all this rubbish removed and that’s where Junk King Palm Beach can be a big help. Their team can sweep in and remove just about anything that isn’t nailed down. Along with all the rubbish from your yards, Junk King Palm Beach can also clear out clutter from your garage and closets. It will make finding things a lot easier especially if you have to evacuate. Take the time to get your home ready for the next storm with a little help from Junk King Palm Beach.

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