7 Tips for Preparing for Spring Storms

7 Tips for Preparing for Spring Storms

You know what they say, “April showers bring May flowers.” Well April showers tend to bring flooding with leaky roofs and lower levels, which certainly are not as pretty as flowers. April storms can bring high winds and even hail, along with heavy rainfall. All of these are a recipe for property damage. Downed trees and branches can cause more damage than one might think. Hail can cause some serious damage to a roof and vehicles.

We put together tips to prepare your property and hopefully help minimize the impact of a severe storm.


Here are 7 steps you can take to prep your property for severe weather:

1. Check for leaks. Be sure that your roof, doors, and windows are free from holes, cracks, damage and are properly sealed.


2. Invest in flood insurance. Homeowners and property insurance does not cover flooding and groundwater intrusion. You’ll need a special policy to cover flood waters intruding into your home.


3. Prune your trees and plants. Remove dead trees and branches from your property.


Not only is pruning good for your trees this time of year, but it can help make sure that heavy limbs and trees don’t fall on your property or vehicle. If branches or trees are damaged or dead, they can be a hazard. If there are trees too close to power lines, your power company may come out and trim them for you.


4. Secure your vehicles. If you know there might be a storm coming, park cars in a garage or under a shelter. Park them away from trees and other hazards.


5. Clear your yard. Secure outdoor furniture, potted plants, and decor to keep items from blowing around during high winds.


6. Invest in surge protection. Lightning can cause electrical power surges, which can damage your electronics and appliances.


A surge protector redistributes the extra electricity into the ground instead of into your electronics. If you do not have surge protection, you can unplug your appliances and electronics in advance of a storm.


7. Have phone numbers for professionals on hand, in case you need to call for backup! Save our number for your restoration needs.

Have the contact information for an emergency plumber, a tree removal company, as well as your insurance company and policy information available.

If you experience water or tree damage you may not have a choice other than calling for help. Our team is available 24/7 to respond to emergency disasters. We may have recommendations for other professionals as needed.


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