Storm Preparation Tips
Emergency Property Repairs & Restoration in Florida
At FP Property Restoration, we believe that it’s important for every Florida home and business owner to be prepared for storms, hurricanes, and other weather events. With hurricane seasons that seem to increase in severity and longevity every year, taking the right precautions can make the difference between very little property damage and major destruction.
Below, we’ve compiled our pre-storm preparation checklist for home and business owners, as well as several storm preparation tips to help ensure that you, your family, and your property stay safe.
Before a Storm Strikes
Before a storm occurs, it is very important to have all your ducks in a row to ensure your safety and comfortability during such events. Please pay close attention to the weather forecasts during this time of year. Safety is our number one goal during catastrophic events, so if one is imminent it’s imperative to plan accordingly.
Here is a list of items to help you through the storm:
- Radio (battery operated)
- Cash (ATMs often go down)
- Gas cans
- Portable chargers
- Designated meeting area
- Working gloves
- Hurricane window protection
- Canned or pre-packaged foods
- Bottled water
- Cooler (stocked with ice)
- Manual can opener
- Blankets and sheets
- First-aid kit
- Medications (one month supply)
Note: This list is not all-inclusive; please adapt per your given circumstance.
Preparing for a Hurricane
In Florida, hurricane season officially extends from the beginning of June through the end of November. It is very important that you stay informed of potential hurricanes and tropical storms that may make landfall during this time.
Some things you should do before a hurricane touches down include:
- Make sure all electronic devices are unplugged to lower the risk of electrical fires
- Make sure all electronic communication devices (cell phones, laptops, etc.) are fully charged
- Ensure that all gas tanks are fully stocked and working properly
- Place all important documents in sealed plastic bags
- Ensure that your hurricane shutters are up and fully secured
Taking the proper pre-hurricane precautions can make a huge difference in your comfort during the storm, as well as the degree of property damage you suffer. Of course, all the precautions in the world cannot always stop damage from occurring. When it does, it’s all hands on deck for FP Property Restoration. If you need post-hurricane property repairs in Florida, contact us right away for a free, on-site inspection. We will arrive in 30 minutes or less of your call!
After the Storm
If you experience storm damage to your Florida home or business, please call FP Property Restoration to assist you in your recovery. FP Property Restoration operates 24/7/365 to get homeowners and business owners back on their feet. We understand that unpredictable situations occur during these times and we want to help.
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