In case of natural disaster, you’ll want to protect your home. These disasters can be scary, but the best thing that you can do is be prepared. Here are six things that you can do to keep your home protected.
Move Electronics and Antiques
If you’re preparing for a hurricane, flood, or other natural disasters that involve water, move any electronics and antiques out of the basement. If flood water gets into your house, it’s going to hit the lowest floor first. Move important items to the upper floors to avoid damage.
Waterproof Your Home
A lot of disasters involve water damage. Before a natural disaster arrives, it’s a good idea to have your property waterproofed. Now is a great time to seal any cracks in your foundation and basement walls. Make sure that your sump pump is working well. If you have a crawlspace, consider encapsulation. In a pinch, sandbags outside of your home can absorb water.
Prepare for Power Outages
Always be prepared in case of a power outage. A generator, backup batteries, and portable chargers can all make a big difference if a disaster makes the lights go out. Ice packs and coolers can keep your perishable food from spoiling.
Remove Dead and Dry Foliage
To protect your home from fire damage, remove any dead or dry foliage from your yard. Dead trees and bushes can catch fire quickly. While you’re at it, make sure that you keep your trees pruned, and check to make sure that they’re spaced at least ten feet apart. This way, if one tree catches fire, you can prevent that fire from spreading.
Keep Your Gutters and Roof Cleaned
Next, keep your roof and gutters as clear as possible. When you clean them regularly, you can prevent damage from a natural disaster. In case of fire, for example, a clean roof doesn’t have debris that can ignite. In case of storms and flooding, a clear roof can minimize debris damage.
Know a Restoration Company
Finally, make sure that you know of a great restoration company. You do everything you can to protect your home from natural disasters. Still, sometimes things happen that are beyond your control. If your home experiences any natural disaster damage, the right restoration company can get you back on track quickly.
Looking for help after a natural disaster? Call ABCO Restoration. We take care of fire damage, storm damage, and everything in between to get you back on your feet. Get in touch with us as soon as possible for restoration help. The sooner you call, the sooner you get your life back to normal.