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Preventative Measures To Take Before A Hurricane In Tarpon

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

The Atlantic Hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 1st. Take these measures to protect your property and belongings during the storm to reduce damage.

Precautions To Take To Avoid Storm Damage

When a hurricane strikes, your first priority should be to protect yourself and anyone else in your household. Get to a safe place and, if there is a government recommendation or order, evacuate if necessary. Once you are sure you are safe, there are also measures you can take to protect your property and belongings during the storm, reducing damages and work for SERVPRO technicians with just a few preventative measures. If you are able, try to employ these simple tips before the next hurricane or major storm to prevent damages.

Keep Breakables Secure 
Many homeowners keep breakable objects such as glasses and ceramics out in plain view. During storm damage in Tarpon, these can be smashed, creating a major safety hazard and causing irreparable damage to the object. By locking those objects inside of cabinets and away from windows and doors, you can help to prevent many disasters that would otherwise befall these fragile belongings. Try to keep them in mounted, secured places, such as a floor cabinet, while avoiding containers that can tip over or move.

Elevate Your Furniture 
Placing ground floor furniture on supports to elevate them slightly off the ground can make a big difference should a flood hit. By putting blocks or barriers underneath their legs, you can help furniture to avoid the reaching touch of floodwater, and expedite any drying process that the furniture may need. If you can, throwing waterproof tarps over it may also stop a good deal of damage.

Batten Down The Hatches 
Although it may seem obvious, giving your home a check-over to make sure that all doors and windows are locked and secured may ultimately save you thousands in damages. Many damages that SERVPRO of Tarpon is called in for can be prevented by these simple checks, but many homeowners forget or simply don't bother to do them. Before the storm hits, always double-check each opening in every corner of the house to make sure it is closed tight.

When disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Tarpon is ready and waiting to respond to your call. Contact us 24/7 at the first sign of damage at (727) 934-5555.

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