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The Steps Homeowners Should Take Before a Storm to Prevent Wind Damage and Reduce the Need for Disaster Restoration in Chatham, NJ

August 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Storms can cause severe damage to your roof and windows, making emergency board up necessary until reconstruction work can be completed. In this situation, you should hire a firm that specializes in disaster restoration in Chatham, NJ and all of northern New Jersey, so that the required storm damage cleanup work can be performed as quickly as possible.

Today we will look at some of the steps you can take before a storm strikes to prevent wind damage to your home.

Storms and Preventing Damage Caused by High Winds

Winds start causing damage when they reach speeds of 50 miles per hour.

During storms, one of the major concerns is flying debris due to high winds. Flying debris can result in damage to your building and create a risk of injury for its inhabitants.

ThunderstormAssociated Hazards: Strong Winds, Flash Flooding, and Hail

You can reduce the risk of wind damage to your home and consequent expenditure on debris cleanup and restoration work by taking a few simple steps:

Replace Landscaping: Replace landscaping materials like rock and gravel with softer materials like dirt or mulch. During severe storms, gravel can cause damage to your house. For example, it can shred vinyl siding.

Trim Shrubbery/Trees: Trim shrubbery and trees away from your home and remove any weakened parts of the tree that could break off and cause damage to your roof. Hire a utility company to trim the limbs from trees that are too close to utility lines. Trimming is necessary since tree limbs can pull down utility lines or even the pole itself.

Remove Debris: Get rid of any debris in your yard such as tree trimmings, which can become flying debris during a storm.

Do not place debris close to any drains to avoid flooding due to a clogged drain.

Fix Fencing: Make sure there are no loose or weakened boards in your fencing. During high winds, boards can easily become dislodged from the fence and fly into the side of your home.

Remove Loose Objects: As soon as a storm is forecast, you should remove all loose objects like garbage cans, lawn furniture, and potted plants from outside your house.

High winds can tear off roofs, overturn mobile houses, and even topple trees.

Has your home in Chatham, NJ or anywhere in northern New Jersey, been affected by a recent storm? If so, you should contact us for disaster restoration services immediately.

ServiceMaster Metropolitan can provide emergency board up services until the storm damage cleanup process is complete.

Our team has the required expertise to take care of cleaning up and restoring your home in the best possible manner. Give us a call at (855) 560-7999 and our experts will come to your house, assess the situation, and start work.

 

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