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Keep Your Seminole Property Hurricane Ready

5/2/2024 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO® Is Here to Help®

Hurricane season, six months of the unknown for Floridians, is a time of unpredictable and potentially destructive storm systems and natural disasters. The need for preparedness is not a one-time event but a continuous effort. It can be as simple as saving you money or as significant as ensuring the safety and well-being of your family. While you cannot predict the future, protecting your home through preventative measures and disaster response education is a constant necessity.

How Can You Protect Your Home from What Might Come

While you cannot change the weather, you can take some crucial steps to prepare your Seminole property for hurricanes. The more you do to secure your structure, the less out-of-pocket expenses and recovery services you will require after the storm passes.

  • Purchase, install, and maintain hurricane shutters. These protect your windows from damage from wind and debris during a storm.
  • Create and maintain a disaster kit complete with medical supplies and comfort items.
  • Know the location of utility shutoffs in your home in the event of separated pipes or severed electric lines.
  • Secure outdoor patio furniture, yard fixtures, and other items that could blow away or become airborne debris threatening your home or someone else’s.
  • Get signed up for alert systems that notify you when storms are imminent and the recommended actions to take with your family.

Facing the Storms Ahead

One of the most important things you can do to ensure your well-being in a hurricane is to create and maintain a disaster kit. This combination of many food, medicinal, and survival items can be necessary if you are stranded, waiting for rescue, or missed the evacuation window. Some of the items that could be wise to keep with the kit include:

  • Cell phone chargers
  • Battery-operated radio
  • Batteries
  • Flashlight
  • First Aid Kit
  • Non-perishable food
  • Bottled water
  • Vital medicines
  • Blankets
  • Important documentation

Living in Florida, you have probably heard the old expression, “Run from the water and hide from the wind.” When you consider the intensity of a hurricane, which can bring about torrential rainfall, flooding, and violent winds, you need to make the most informed decision as information becomes available. While your home might fare decently against a tropical storm, higher category levels can destroy the structure. Stay attentive to changing conditions and the latest reports to know when to act.

Choosing Reliable and Competent Restoration Professionals

Once the storm passes, you will have snake oil salespeople heading through the neighborhoods, claiming that they can fix the damage for less than you expect to pay. Scam artists prey on those suffering damage that are too overwhelmed to recognize the ruse. SERVPRO of Seminole & Gulf Beaches has a licensed and insured team of professionals capable of handling losses of every size. We work directly with your insurance or you to get your home and life back to how it was before the disaster.

We Are Hurricane and Disaster Ready

While June 1st might be the start of hurricane season, we Floridians know that disasters can strike any time. Our SERVPRO team is ready to help mitigate, clean, repair, and rebuild your home whenever required. Our IICRC-certified roster of professionals can help overcome water, fire, mold, flood, and even biohazard cleaning needs.

Need help now? Call SERVPRO of Seminole & Gulf Beaches anytime at (727) 391-6212.

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