Summer Storm Cleanup TipsIf a strong storm does hit, you’ll need to cleanup after. This includes contacting your local utility companies should there be any damage or outage. Additionally, check around your property for damage and also, for future potential damage. For example, inspect trees for weak branches and the roof for loose tiles or shingles. In other words, things which can cause future damage to property or even bodily injury.
For many people, when a terrible storm hits, it’s the aftermath that is the worst. Debris, flood waters, power outages, broken tree limbs, shattered glass, piles of snow— these are all dangerous risks once a hurricane, tornado, or nor’easter makes its way through a town or community. —This Old House.comThe point is, just because a storm has hit doesn’t mean there’s not another one on the way. Anything that can possibly cause damage likely will during inclement weather. So, don’t let those things go by unchecked or unfixed. Storm damage can range from mild to severe, but, if you take a few precautionary steps, you’ll be able to minimize what would otherwise be serious.
Top Estero Summer Storm Preparation TipsRemember, it’s not necessarily how hard the wind blows, it’s what the wind blows around–projectiles can be made of just about anything. So, here are some helpful summer storm preparation tips you can use:
- Clear gutters and downspouts. The first order of business is to take care of some basic maintenance. This includes cleaning out gutters, along with downspouts so they effectively function.
- Put outdoor patio furniture away. If a storm does form and is on the way, put all outdoor patio furniture away or secure it so it doesn’t become a projectile. Don’t leave things out to cause unnecessary damage.
- Inspect the roof for signs of wear. You should periodically look at the roof to detect signs of loose tiles or shingles. Also, any warping or bowing is a big red flag.
- Trim trees and cleanup landscaping. Trim the trees and prune landscaping. Also, clean up yard waste. Any lawn equipment and yard tools should also be stored away.