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Preparing for Storm Season: Tips for Protecting Your Greenville Home or Business

5/4/2023 (Permalink)

Flooding is seen around several houses. Greenville is prone to severe weather and storms. Be ready and know who to call if inclement weather strikes!

Storms can bring heavy rainfall, strong winds, and even flooding to Greenville, causing significant damage to homes and businesses. It's essential to be prepared before storm season arrives, and SERVPRO® of Greenville is "Here to help." ®  Let's take a look at how to protect your property from storm damage and how SERVPRO® of Greenville can assist you in the event of a storm-related disaster.

  1. Inspect your property for vulnerabilities: Take the time to inspect your property for potential weak points, such as damaged or loose roof shingles, cracks in the foundation, and clogged gutters. Address these issues before the storm season starts to prevent water from seeping into your property and causing damage.

  2. Trim trees and secure outdoor items: Overhanging tree branches can cause significant damage to your property during a storm. Trim any branches that are too close to your home or business, and secure any outdoor items, such as patio furniture and trash cans, to prevent them from becoming projectiles during strong winds.

  3. Install a sump pump and a backup generator: A sump pump can help prevent basement flooding during heavy rainfall. Additionally, installing a backup generator ensures you'll have power in case of an outage, enabling you to run essential appliances and equipment.

  4. Create an emergency plan and assemble a disaster supply kit: Ensure all family members or employees are familiar with an emergency plan, including evacuation routes and designated meeting spots. Assemble a disaster supply kit with essential items, such as non-perishable food, water, flashlights, batteries, and a first aid kit.

  5. Review your insurance coverage: Examine your insurance policy to ensure you have adequate coverage for storm-related damages. It's a good idea to discuss your policy with your insurance agent to make any necessary adjustments before the storm season begins.

Taking the necessary steps to prepare your Greenville home or business for storm season can help minimize potential damages and keep you and your loved ones safe. However, if you do experience storm damage, our experienced team is available 24/7 to provide professional storm damage restoration services, ensuring your property is quickly and efficiently returned to its pre-storm condition. Contact SERVPRO® of Greenville today to learn more about how we can assist you in the event of a storm-related disaster.

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