Clicky

Preparing For And Preventing Storm Damage For Your Home

Unfortunately, there is a risk of severe storms of some type all year round. However, there are several ways you can prepare your home and prevent the risk of storm damage. Whether you are concerned about snow storms or tornados, here are some steps you can take to minimize the risk of damages to your home in case of severe weather.

Secure Inside & Outside Items

If you have advance notice of an upcoming storm, loose items, such as lawn furniture, grills and picnic tables should be brought inside to avoid the risk of them becoming projecting in heavy winds. All items outside of your home, including decorations, can cause significant damage to your house should they be caught in the wind. Inside furniture, such as bookcases and other top heavy items should be secured to ensure they don’t easily fall over, which can damage the walls, floors or even cause bodily injuries.

Maintain Yard and Trees

It is important to make sure the yard is clean and free from objects that can be thrown around in a storm. Garden tools, toys and decorations could be easily tossed around if there is heavy wind, which can damage windows and other parts of your home. It is also essential to keep trees trimmed and dead branches removed. Regularly trimming the trees will reduce the risk of branches falling on your home, vehicles or people.

Roof, Gutters and Drains

The easiest way to prevent flood damage is to routinely inspect the roof, gutters and drains around your home. Make sure the gutters are clogged or loose and check the roof to make sure all shingles are securely in place. The drains should also be routinely inspected for clogs, which can back into the house and cause significant damage.

In areas where you frequently experience severe weather, such as hurricane and tornado prone areas, it is recommended that you consider installing windows that specifically made to withstand storm-level impact and pressure. In many cases, taking the time to do a few easy preventive measures can mean the difference between expensive home repairs and body injuries to no storm damages at all to your home.

Storm damage is not something that should be handled lightly, if you're looking for a Farmington Hills Disaster Cleanup company, contact Jarvis Property Restoration today. From storm damage to fire damage repair, we can help. 

What Are The Most Common Water Damage Questions?

Water damage is not only costly but also dangerous. Most people, however, have no idea what to do when water damage happens, and the following questions are commonly asked: What Should I do After Experiencing Water Damage? Water damage to your...

Common Causes Of House Fires

Even though we don’t like to think about it, thousands of house fires happen each year. They are the major cause of fire deaths but are both survivable and preventable. For the sake of our precious possessions and our children, it is good to...

The Best Ways To Handle Fire Damage

A fire can be one of the most stressful, fearful and overwhelming experiences that can happen to you and your family. The fire itself is scary enough, but dealing with the damages resulting from the fire can be just as overwhelming and stressful....

Best Equipment For Storm Damage Cleanup

After you've been hit by a storm and you experience damage, you will want to make sure that you have the best and the needed equipment possible to help clean that damage up. You may have downed trees as well as debris that has blown into your...

How To Recover From Smoke Damage

Smoke damage can be hard on your property, and it only gets worse if it's left untreated. Smoke damage is like the gift that keeps on taking from the stability of your property. The longer the smoke damage lingers, the higher your restoration...

My Basement Is Flooded, Now What?

Whether your neighborhood experienced a historic rainfall overnight or a pipe burst, your basement is now flooded. How do you being to address cleaning up the mess? All is not lost! There are five things you can do to work toward fixing the damage...

How Should I Handle My Water Damage?

Any amount of water is capable of causing a massive amount of damage, so it is important to always ensure that you are handling water damage appropriately. If you notice excessive water in your home, there are very key steps to follow to ensure that...

How Should Fire Damage Cleanup Be Handled?

A fire is devastating and after the feeling of unbelief, people are wondering what they can do to start the cleanup process from the damage. In ideal situations, it would be best for a professional emergency cleaning service to come and take care...

What Do I Do If I Have Smoke Damage In My Home?

Anyone who has ever suffered from a fire will tell you, that the smoke damage left behind is more stressful than the fire itself. Smoke damage can be difficult to remove especially in severe cases. For severe cases, it is best to call in the...

What To Do If You Find Water In The Basement

Most of the time when you find water in the basement it is the result of inadequate drainage from the roof of the house after a severe storm. Other causes include excess humidity and the seepage of ground water. When your gutters are clogged with...

5 Tips for Post-Disaster Home Restoration

After the storm, fire or flood has passed, your home may need work to become habitable and safe to live in once again. The Department of Housing and Urban Development recommends you take these steps to restore your home after an emergency: Work...

What are the Types of Restoration Equipment?

When it comes to something like restoration there are dozens upon dozens of machines that are used to facilitate the process of restoration. That being said, there are some that are fairly common to all restoration processes and some that are far...

When to Hire a Personal Property Cleaner

Personal property cleaning is not quite the same thing as house cleaning. House cleaners clean surfaces and furniture. Personal property cleaners clean smaller items including books, jewelry, etc. Most people never need to hire a personal...

How to Recover from Flood Damage

Effects of flood damage can be devastating. The extent of injuries and destruction of property as a result of rising waters will depend on the magnitude of the flood. To ensure that you recover from the outcomes of a flood, you should employ some...
Page: 12 - All
RECOVER FROM DISASTER...FASTER
COMMERCIAL DRYING EXPERTS / STORM DAMAGE CLEANUP AND REPAIRS
24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE
Call 866-452-7847