Make your home safer for when Spring storms hit
Spring is coming to the Gulf Coast! Every year when February rolls over into March, people in Biloxi, Gulfport and Ocean Springs get ready for a new season.
As temperatures get warmer, it’s time to start thinking about family cookouts, trips to the beach to enjoy the sunshine and long, warmer days. Who doesn’t want to daydream about that, especially in the midst of a pandemic?
There’s no doubt that many of us are looking forward to spring. But the warmer season can also bring problems we don’t like to think about. Storm season is coming, too.
And if the storms are severe enough, they can put homeowners in the position of dealing with damage to their homes caused by strong winds and heavy rains.
None of us have the power to stop a storm. But there are things we can do to ensure our home is ready to withstand one.
The Steps to a Safer Home
Add these items to your seasonal to-do list this year:
Inspect your roof for issues. You want to be sure your roof is in good shape if a storm starts hitting. Check for things like missing shingles and signs of leaks. Repair them to keep your home safer.
Don’t leave items around your home unsecured, either Don’t let unsecured furniture or other similar items become tools for wind damage. Trim back trees that need it and secure everything you can.
Check for problem tree limbs. Tree limbs overhanging your home can be a problem because wind damage can bring them down. Remove any limbs hanging over your roof or garage.
Be sure your sump pump works. These aren’t present or needed in every home. But for those that do need it, having a sump pump that’s functioning properly is key. Be sure yours is before it starts raining.
Keep your gutters clean. This step is vital every season. Clean, clear channels are vital to keeping water around your home flowing the right way, instead of causing water damage.
If a fire, flood or any other cause damage to your home, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We are available 24⁄7 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help you