Severe Weather Forecasted? Prepare Your Property to Reduce Risk of Damages!
Stormy, and sometimes severe, weather, including heavy rain, lightning strikes, and tornadoes is all too common in Southwest Georgia. While SERVPRO of Albany and Americus is Here to Help by responding to mitigate and restore your property AFTER damages have occurred, we would also like to share with you some tips for preparing your property for stormy weather, in hopes of reducing your risk of damages:
- Clean Out Your Rain Gutters: Clogged rain gutters allow rainwater to pool on your roof, increasing the risk of water damage. Regularly cleaning out your gutters allows water to flow away from your property.
- Consider Installing Storm Shutters: Protecting your windows from wind-driven rain and flying debris during a severe weather event greatly reduces the possibility of damages to your property. This option also provides a safer environment for any occupants present during the weather event.
- Secure or Store Outdoor Furniture: Especially during storms with higher wind gusts, unsecured furniture can quickly become dangerous to both people and property. Storing or securing these items provides less “ammunition” to cause damages.
- Maintain Your Landscaping: Removing overhanging tree branches and trimming foliage regularly can provide protection for your property in multiple ways. During a storm event, a well-maintained yard provides less material available to become wind-driven storm debris. With less debris, there is also less matter to clog draining systems, reducing flooding risk.
Sometimes, even the best preparations are not enough to avoid storm damages. For your “uh-oh” and “oh-no!” property damage moments, trust SERVPRO of Albany and Americus to help. Serving the communities of Leesburg, Camilla, and surrounding areas, our team takes great pride in providing the highest possible level of customer service during times of disaster. To request service, learn more about our offerings, or schedule an appointment with our team, please give us a call at 229-439-2048. SERVPRO of Albany and Americus: “We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!”