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Take Steps To Prepare For Storm Damage

8/10/2022 (Permalink)

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Storms can hit in both warm and cold months and can have serious effects, including broken windows, damaged shingles, and flooded basements.

While it may not be possible to avoid storm damage entirely, there are some steps that residents of the West Chester area can take to guard against it and potentially save themselves money and headaches when the storm is over.

This area is rich in history, reflected by the sizable West Chester Downtown Historic District which contains over 3,000 buildings.

That makes it even more important to do everything you can to protect your property so it can withstand storm damage. 

Here are four simple steps you can take:

  1. Guard against wind damage – Stay on top of roof repairs, keep gutters clean and use window covers or storm shutters to guard against strong winds. Protect any attached structures like porches, decks, and carports to be sure they’re stable and take in any outdoor furniture or other loose objects.
  2. Check your landscaping – Remove any loose tree branches, tie down any shrubs that might get pulled up and blown, and consider changing your gravel driveway and walks to shredded bark, which is much less destructive when blown.
  3. Review your insurance – Do a regular review of your insurance policy and you won’t face any surprises when it comes time to file a claim.
  4. Take plenty of photos – Filing an insurance claim will be much easier if you have a complete record of the current status of your home before the damage occurs. Photos will help prove the extent of damage and will allow you to compile a thorough inventory.

No matter how prepared you are, when you’re facing storm cleanup you need professional help you can rely on.

SERVPRO is prepared to handle all of your storm damage restoration needs, with thorough training and state-of-the-art equipment.

We know how devastating storm damage can be and we’ll do whatever it takes to get you back on your feet again.

When storms hit turn to SERVPRO, the name you can trust for professional restoration services.

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