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Top 4 Storm Preparation Tips

12/31/2021 (Permalink)

Preparing for a storm in advance can minimize the damage to your property. You will be ready for high winds, rain, or flood water when it happens. These are five tips SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville recommend to help you prepare for the storm and limit the wind and water damage to your property.

Tip 1: Trim Trees

Pruning trees can keep heavy branches from falling and damage your roof. It can even become dangerous wind-blown debris to you and those around you.

Tip 2: Cover Windows with Secure Shutters

Covering your windows if high winds and flying debris to prevent broken glass. It is expected during major storms. If possible, board up the openings or have shutters installed.

Tip 3: Assemble an Emergency Kit

Make a plan that accounts every individual in the household, put together a nonperishable food list, a first aid kit, battery powered radio and batteries. For each individual, a gallon of water and food to last three days.

Tip 4: Anticipate Power Line Outages

Have flashlights and batteries on hand in case the power is shut off to your home, or a tree has fallen on a powerline. If water is rising, turn off the electricity or evacuate the building.

Always be prepared for major storms in Placer County by following these four storm preparation tips. If your home does sustain water damage, give SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville a call. We can respond to your disaster, assess, and provide a scope on what to do next. Give us a call at 916-933-3890.

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