No one believes that winter storms will damage their home, but it does happen. To make sure you are prepared, Paul Davis has a some advice for you to stay safe this winter.
- Check outside your home for loose siding, shingles, and fence boards and repair all issues as soon as you can. These items can easily blow off in storms.
- Look at the trees around your home and have weak or damaged parts removed, especially those near buildings. Hiring a tree care professional is the best way to safely deal with large limbs and branches.
- Make sure gutters and downspouts are free of debris so your drainage system can do its job. Downspouts should direct water at least 5’ away from your home’s foundation. An emergency fix can be as simple as adding downspout extensions to those areas where the water is not carried far enough away. Neglecting these problems can lead to flooding, mold, and termites
- Keep flashlights, camping lanterns, and/or headlamps in an easily accessible area if a power outage occurs. Check all the batteries, too.
- Have an emergency supply of food and water. Having this during a major coming storm will help you avoid sold-out grocery stores when disaster is imminent.
Keep your home and family safe with these easy steps and sleep easier this winter. If you have additional questions about other things that you can do, contact Paul Davis today.