5 More Things to Do Before a Storm Arrives
In a previous post, we listed 5 things you should do before a storm arrives. The truth is, there’s a lot more you can do to prevent disaster, which is why we’re adding 5 more things to our checklist! If you’re ready to prepare for an impending storm, this checklist is for you!
- Ensure that outdoor furniture is safely secure. It’s not very fun when your furniture is no longer in your yard but is instead sprawled out all over your neighbor’s. It’s even less fun when it damages their property.
- Bring in flags, potted plants, and other potential projectiles. If you can’t secure outside objects, bring them inside to keep them from blowing away and either breaking or damaging something else.
- Clean out your gutters. Water damages can be very expensive, which is why it’s important to make sure that your gutters are clean so water can be steered away from your home. They are your first line of defense in preventing flooding and other issues!
- Fill your bathtubs with clean water. Water is essential not just for survival, but for hygiene and many other tasks. If you don’t have any running water, you’ll really appreciate it when you have plenty in reserve!
- Review your evacuation plan with your family. It may seem unlikely that you’ll have to evacuate during a thunderstorm, but the odds aren’t zero! Make sure you review your evacuation plan if things seem serious. And if you don’t have one, now is the time to put one together!
At SERVPRO of Catawba County East, we stress the importance of safety and preparation. Regardless of the storm’s reported intensity, it’s best to always prepare for the worst. Because when you do face disaster, it’s often when you’re least expecting it.