Easy Storm Damage Preparedness Tips from SERVPRO of Northwest Fort Worth for Saginaw, Fort Worth, and Haslet
Texans often consider certain local weather patterns to be unique to our state – the hot, humid summers, the wide temperature fluctuations in the spring and fall, and all types of storms: tornadoes, hurricanes, thunderstorms, wind storms, and ice storms. Even if you watch the weather report on television every morning, Texas weather can surprise you, and before you know it, you're dealing with storm damage to clean up.
Storm Damage Preparedness Tips
First, put our number in your phone: 817.232.3333. If you're in a situation where a storm has damaged your home, it's likely you'll get your loved ones out and you may be sitting in your car or at the neighbor's house wondering what to do next. When you have SERVPRO's number handy, we'll be ready for you!
Next, consider your insurance. Do you have the right kind? Consumers usually shop for the best price, but around here, we really need to find the best value because nearly every Texan has to deal with storm damage to their home or vehicle at some point. Ask your agent what your coverage is like if you suffer storm damage. What about flooding? Should you consider adding flood insurance?
The next project to tackle is to take an inventory of your personal property. There are tools available for your phone or tablet that can simplify the process of documenting your belongings.
Take a look around your home, and make sure that everything is secure. Make a visual inspection of your roof and look for any potential problems. Make sure any carports or porches are secured to the home, and their posts are fastened to the ground.
Seal the windows and doors. North Texas weather has a tendency to damage the seals over time, and it's advisable to go back over these periodically.
Finally, as you watch the weather, when you know there is a storm approaching, make sure your yard is clear. Secure outdoor furniture, and make sure gardening tools are put away. Anything left out can become a missile in high winds, and a few minutes of care can remove these dangers.
If you do suffer storm damage, then we're here to help. Call us at 817.232.3333. We'll work with you and your insurance company to help make it... "Like it never even happened."