Now, we all know that summer should be long days of sunshine, good times, and so on, but while there’s an “ideal image” of summer, it doesn’t always work out that way. While most days can be full of sunshine and blue skies, there will, from time to time, be an incredible thunderstorm that takes place where you’re living. And let’s be honest: these can be fun! But that enjoyment is greatly checked by the damage that they can do to your home. Below, we take a look at a few ways for ensuring those storms don’t do any more damage than they have to.
Check that Insurance
You won’t always be able to protect yourself from storm damage. But you can limit the amount of financial loss that it’s capable of. Before those storms arrive, take a look at your home insurance and ensure that you’re fully protected. Believe it or not, not all insurance policies are the same, and this can cause real problems for people who are not as well protected as they thought. They think they’re going to be covered for storm damage, only to find out that they’re not! Make sure you’re not one of these unlucky people.
Secure the Area
It’s not always the storm itself that causes all the problems, but the trees and garden furniture hitting the home that brings the damage. If you know that a storm is on the way in the coming days, then take a look at the area surrounding your home, and check to see if there’s anything that can cause any damage. That’ll mean removing any garden furniture, cutting down (or having a tree surgeon cut down) any menacing looking branches, and so on.
Have a Plan of Action
Try as you might, you’ll never be able to prevent all storm damage. If a thunderstorm is determined to cause problems for you, then that’s just what it’s going to do. What you can do is have a plan of action for what you’ll do should the worst occur; it’ll make handling the problem and getting back to normal - not to mention securing the home against all future storms - all the more straightforward. If you have water damage, then contact a company like Restorationeze. If you have roof damage, call an expert out to plug the gap as soon as possible. Also, know what to do with your electricity in case it goes out during the storm.
Remove Expensive Goods
It’s the bottom part of your house that is most likely to be damaged during a storm. Before it arrives, take a look at the most vulnerable areas, and make sure that there are no valuables located in a vulnerable position. It’ll be a double hit if your home is damaged AND one of your prized possessions is damaged beyond repair.
Load up the Games
Finally, prepare to be holed up for a couple of days by filling your home with board games, playing cards, and other items that’ll help see out the hours in a fun way.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.