Preparing Your Home For Spring’s Storms
April 6, 2015
Safeguard Your House With This Guide
Spring brings a welcome reprieve from winter’s colder temperatures and longer nights, but it also brings unpredictable storms. You know that spring storms can bring strong winds, hail, and even tornados, but do you know how to best protect your home against these risks? To help, here is a quick guide.
- Clean Out Your Garage: Do not leave your car parked under a large tree or exposed to other dangers in the street during a storm. Make space in your garage to park your car in its shelter when a serious storm comes your way.
- Minimize Wind Damage: A powerful gust can create serious chaos if it rips a large tree limb down or slams outdoor furniture around. Appraise the greatest dangers around your house, and address them. If you have a dangerously large dead tree limb, call in the professionals to have it removed. Also, make space in your home (or your garage; see above) to pull patio furniture in if the winds pick up.
- Plan Ahead: Develop an emergency plan with your family and practice it so everyone will know how to respond in the face of danger. Make sure that you have an emergency kit stocked with first-aid supplies, water, nonperishable food, and a flashlight that you can grab.
- Update Your Home Inventory: Should the worst happen and your home get damaged, an updated home inventory will make replacing or repairing your personal property much easier. Keep your list updated so filing your claim with be simple and straightforward, enabling your life to return to normal as quickly as possible.
One of the most important things you can do to protect your Austin, Texas home is carry homeowners insurance. Contact the dedicated, expert staff at Central Insurance Agency to get the protection you need to ensure that spring storms do not blow your life off course.