Preparations for hurricane season can be daunting but is essential in keeping your belongings and family safe. We immediately think of the rain and flooding associated with storm surges and while that is a very large concern especially for low lying or beach front areas, the wind can be much more dangerous.
The following tasks can make a huge difference in your safety!
To get your home prepared for an upcoming storm we have compiled a list of things to assist you.
Trim your trees of any dead or damaged limbs. Not only will this help protect your property but help strengthen your tree’s overall health.
Reinforce and clean out any outdoor housing attachments such a rain gutters, downspouts, fans, outdoor bar areas, light sheds…etc.
Move all possible patio furniture, grills, and tents indoors in a secured area or shed.
It is best to also board up or reinforce windows, garage doors and roofs to minimize property damage.
Power outages will happen during a hurricane of any magnitude. Purchase a generator. Yes these crucial electronic devises can keep the lights on and air-conditioning running but have a greater importance than just keeping us comfortable. They can keep our food from spoiling!! There are two separate options when purchasing a generator. There are also many choices for each so if you have the opportunity to take the time to choose the right one for you please do so.
Stationary Models - installed by an electrician and comes on immediately when needed. Powered by natural gas or propane.
Portable Models - do not need to be installed by an electrician and easily purchased in a pinch but unfortunately have to be run outside of your home and runs on gasoline.
In more extreme situations you should consider building a FEMA Safe Room (Storm Shelter). This should be in an area protected from windows/ high winds and above flood zones.
Remove ALL debris from your yard or better yet, call us and we will do it for you.
Don’t let flying debris become a weapon of mass destruction on your property. Call Action Junk Removal today to schedule a yard cleanup. You point and we remove. We take the stress out of hurricane preparation. Our “Point and Haul Service” is one of the easiest ways for you to prepare for a hurricane, tropical storm or water surge in Tampa Bay (Hurricane Season: June – November).
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