Preparing Your Yard for Storm Damage
We advise homeowners to prepare their homes and property for storm season, whether it’s winter or summer. Extreme weather can lead to power outages and disruption of communications, as well as damage to personal and business property and belongings. Flooding and debris can make a mess of your property, and your yard is no exception.
Here are some essential safety tips to help you prepare your yard for storm damage:
- Walkways. In advance of a storm, it would be wise to make sure that all walkways allowing you free access to the buildings on your property are in good repair and that they can withstand excessive amounts of water that may come from a summer storm. If you can’t safely walk to your house or your outbuildings, injuries and accidents can happen to you and those you love.
- Furniture. When you receive warning of bad weather, secure all patio or deck furniture, or move the items indoors. If the winds get extremely high they could end up becoming dangerous as they are blown about.
- Fencing. Inspect your fencing and gates to ensure that they are in good condition. High winds and flying debris can knock even the strongest fence over, and that creates a lot of work for you after the storm is over.
- Drainage. Make sure that you have good drainage in your yard. Standing water can create issues all by itself, such as mosquitoes, sinkholes, and other hazards.
- Landscaping. Before storm season comes, make sure all dead or unhealthy trees and bushes are trimmed back or removed. Cut away branches that are not stable, and clean up those items that may be littering your premises. Flying tree branches and other debris can cause major damages to your property when a storm hits.
Our team SERVPRO of Sarpy County, Omaha East truly cares about your safety and the safety of your loved ones and your property. If you need help after an extreme weather event, call us. We are experts in repair caused by water damage and fire damage, and we specialize in mold prevention and remediation.