Storm Preparation Tips for the Pewaukee Area | SERVPRO of Pewaukee & Sussex
Summer in the midwest is certainly one of the best seasons across the country, in our opinion. The sun is out, the temperatures are (finally) warmer, and we are enjoying our cabins and cottages as often as possible.
Even though the summer season can be great, it is also a time of potentially dangerous weather. The heat and humidity can quickly bring wind, hail, heavy rain and tornadoes to the area without much forewarning.
In order to be prepared, you have to prepare! Storms can cause widespread damage if you are not taking the steps you need to in order to get your property ready now.
Preparing the outside of your home is an easy way to reduce the risk of suffering storm damage, so check out our tips below to learn more.
If you are a homeowner, you already have a list of routine yard maintenance that you need to stay up on. The good news is that a lot of what you are already doing is helping prepare your home for storms.
Trimming your trees and removing yard debris like dead branches helps reduce your risk of suffering impact damage when the wind picks up. Cleaning out your gutters helps minimize the risk of suffering water damage, because the rainwater will be able to flow down and away from your home.
Once these tasks are done, focus on the entry points into your home. Check the seals around your doors and windows for signs of rot or deterioration, and do an inspection of your roof after every storm to check for broken or missing shingles.
Thankfully, most storm preparations can be done cost-free. However, there are some great products and equipment on the market that can help secure your home even more if you desire.
Storm shutters can be installed over your windows to protect them from breaking and leading to water and wind damage inside your house. If you live on a property with a lot of trees, gutter guards are good investments to help keep leaf debris from clogging up your gutter system.
Pole sheds and other outbuildings are also at risk of suffering storm damage. You can buy bracing or ties to secure the roof to protect it from damage, and depending on the size, you can invest in a gutter system for it as well.
Once your home is prepped and ready, stay current on the local forecast and always listen to warnings and alerts. If you do still end up suffering damage, SERVPRO of Pewaukee & Sussex is here to help guide you through a fast recovery.
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