There’s a Storm on the Horizon
What Nature may have In Store for your Property?
Here in the northeast we have had to deal with a variety of storms. Summers can be hot and dry increasing the chance for a fire to occur, having an impact on a business or home, or they can be humid potentially forming storm systems that can lead to flooding and the ground to be oversaturated. The winters can be just as brutal with snow and ice. Standing your ground against Mother Nature can be difficult, but there are a few things that can be done, which can help protect your property in tough situations.
Preparing for the Storm to Strike
There are quite a few things a person can do to try and protect their home or business. It also comes down to what tools an individual has at their disposal and how much time one might have to prepare before a storm system rolls on in. Performing a routine check/walkthrough will help you determine what action needs to be taken depending on the kind of weather you are dealing with. If a property has a basement it’s good to check on the water proofing, drainage systems, and condition of the sump pump if there is one installed. Having a battery backup system or a generator can be beneficial during a storm event, which can keep the sump pump operational in case the electric grid goes down. Storm winds can be powerful at times potentially blowing around hazardous debris. Boarding up windows using plywood is a good idea, since it provides additional protection for the glass and the interior of the structure. There are plenty of other things that can assist with protecting your property from disastrous events. These are just a few things that can help if you are curious and want to learn more information on how plan & prepare you can visit the website for New Jersey’s Office of Emergency Management.
Has your Property been affected by a Storm Recently?
When it comes to a home or business being effected by storm damage we understand how stressful it can be, but just know you’re not alone because SERVPRO of Bridgewater is “Here to Help”. If your property has been damaged by a storm event take action and give us a call (908) 222-2020.