Spring is finally here! Cold, frigid weather is now a thing of the past. Snow covered lawns and icy driveways give way to velvety grass and fragrant flowers. Families look forward to warmer weather, sunnier days; picnics in the park and backyard barbecues. But, just like any season, there are always hazards associated with the weather. Spring weather is highly unpredictable bringing with it both warm and frigid temperatures; sometimes within the same week. Thunderstorms are likely in spring, bringing with them the potential for lightning, heavy rains, and flooding. It is because of it unpredictability that we must start preparing for spring storms.
Whether you live in an area constantly targeted by severe storms or not you should always be prepared. As a matter of fact, because of the unpredictability of spring weather, it’s best you be ready lest they take you by surprise. Here are a few tips:
You can never be too careful, especially when dealing with Mother Nature.
Whether or not you expect a severe storm, it’s always best to be prepared. Planning for spring storms requires certain safety precautions. Keep an emergency kit available that includes:
Anything can happen weather-wise especially when the seasons are changing. Making a few simple investments in electrical safety can protect your home. Use surge protectors that have been tested to UL 1449 with a joule rating of more than 1,000 and a clamping voltage rating of 330 volts or more. For better protection you could have whole-home surge protection system installed or a lightning rod.
When you’ve done all you could to protect your home and it still gets damaged by excessive spring weather, you need to call a professional restoration company. Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration is a respected IICRC and NADCA certified company with over 25 years of helping people like you recover from severe storm damage. Whether it is flood, fire, mold or biohazard damage, Soil-Away is available for any emergency 24/7. Not all is lost, call the disaster restoration experts at 603-641-6555.
Written by E. Aceves