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7 Atlanta Storm Preparation Tips to Avoid Severe Damages

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

Storm preparation checklist Count on team SERVPRO when storm damage strikes!

Atlanta Storm preparation is essential to mitigate the amount of storm damage.

It's been a long time since Atlanta has seen such severe storms, and Hurricane season is coming. We want to help you prepare for these storms before becoming more of a problem than they already are. This blog post will discuss 7 Atlanta storm preparation tips that can help reduce the risk of severe damages.

Why preparing for a storm is essential.

When a severe storm hits the city of Atlanta, many households are unprepared and helpless. When planning for a storm, make sure you have a storm preparation plan that everyone in your house knows well. It is essential everyone knows what to do when the power goes out, how and where to get extra food or water after the storm damage has occurred. Once you have your storm preparation plan ready for various scenarios, every family member must know their role so everyone is better prepared.

When designing a storm preparation plan with your family, you need to consider:

  1. Storm preparation
  2. What you'll do if the power goes out
  3. If you lose water service, what will you do?
  4. Where is the family meeting point?

SERVPRO storm prevention tips:

  1. Designate a secure location in your house where you can take refuge during a storm. 
  2. Make an emergency kit that includes bottled water, extra batteries, cash, a first-aid kit, flashlight, portable chargers, snacks, meals, radio (battery operated), and blankets.
  3. Check your wall air conditioners.
  4. Make sure the sump pump is working properly. 
  5. Make sure your gutters are clean and secure. 
  6. Remove any trees that might potentially fall on your house or another valuable property.
  7. Keep your outdoor gear secure. (furniture, mowers, tools)

During hurricane season, don't be unprepared!

Having a storm preparation plan during hurricane season raises the likelihood of you and your family staying safe. Hurricanes consist of severe winds that can knock down trees and power lines, leading to blackouts. 

A hurricane may also lead to basement flooding or water seeping through the floor in your home. Depending on the location of your Atlanta home, you may want to consider purchasing flood insurance since most homeowners insurance plans do not cover floods that occur after a severe storm. 

SERVPRO will clean up storm damage

We hope that you learned the importance of creating a storm preparation plan. When you experience a storm damage disaster, you can count on SERVPRO for help. The professionals at SERVPRO know that storm damage typically consists of Category 3 water damage because of the rainwater that is entering your home. According to the IICRC, category 3 water damage is the most difficult to clean and requires immediate attention.

Storm damage restoration is more than just cleaning up the water; it also includes removing any biohazard or contaminants that have made their way into your home because of flooding. Storms can cause many problems for homeowners, so you want to take preparatory measures before they happen!

Disasters never come with a warning, and you need to have the number of a reliable team in Atlanta to help you with your storm damage restoration. SERVPRO of Downtown Atlanta has built a reputation as one of the best restoration contractors in Atlanta. You can count on our certified team to quickly get your everyday life back to normal again after you have suffered storm damage.

Our team is skilled and can handle all types of disasters. We are available 24/7 to repair, restore, and rebuild your home/business. Simply dial our 24-hour emergency service number (404) 835-0200, and you will get quick expert assistance.

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