Summer is here, and it’s the perfect time to help your home avoid water damage from summer storms. Hurricane season is unfortunately from June to November, so it’s also peak time for tornadoes and other rainstorms. The following steps can help you prepare before a weather emergency approaches.
Ensure You Have the Right Insurance
Notify your insurer if you’ve made any significant home improvements – it typically doesn’t cost a lot to add thousands of dollars in extra coverage. For instance, most homeowners’ policies don’t instantly cover drain and sewage backups. This may lead to expensive damage to your house. So, don’t wait and help your home avoid water damage from summer storms.
Know Your Deductible and Increase Your Emergency Fund
Furthermore, you might have little or no insurance coverage for some prevalent storm damage expenses. In addition, some insurers have specific deductibles for hurricanes or windstorms in some higher-risk states. For example, the deductible may be a percentage of your home’s insured value instead of a fixed dollar amount.
Take Precautions to Protect Your House
This is an ideal time of year to trim trees with unhealthy and low-hanging branches that could fall and damage your or your neighbor’s property. Fortunately, North Arundel Contracting performs emergency tree removal services for clients in Glen Burnie and surrounding areas in Maryland. Call us today at 410-766-2855!
Also, avoid water damage from summer storms by securing furniture and other items in your yard that can become projectiles. Additionally, repair any leaks in your windows, roofs, or skylights that appear minor but could cause damage during a storm. Remember to ask your insurance company about the steps you can complete to protect your home that can result in an insurance discount. Examples can include using certain types of roofing materials or installing storm shutters.
Keep an Emergency Kit
Stock up on perishable foods and water, medications, a portable radio, and additional batteries for the flashlight and radio. If your home still has a landline, it helps to have a workable old-style phone you can plug into the wall if the electricity goes out.
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