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Storm Preparation Tips for the East Boston Community | SERVPRO of East Boston, Chelsea & Revere

2/17/2024 (Permalink)

Heavy Oak Tree Demolishes a House Roof Is your home experiencing the devastating aftermath of a storm? We are here to help. Contact SERVPRO of East Boston, Chelsea & Revere today!

We sure are no strangers to storms in the Boston area! Hot and muggy summers can bring rainstorms, cold and unpredictable winters can bring snow (and some years, no snow at all) and the fall season can bring coastal storms and even hurricanes our way.

There is no shortage of weather threats in our community. That said, preparing for all of these scenarios is crucial to help reduce your risk of suffering home damage and to keep your family safe.

Preparing both the inside and outside your home ahead of any severe weather can help you stay in control and navigate the situation with confidence. 

Preparing the Outside of Your Home
If you own your own home, chances are that you already have a list of maintenance tasks that you tackle seasonally to get your home ready for every change and time of the year. The good news is that a lot of what you do on a regular basis is helpful when it comes to preparing for storms.

Things like trimming dead branches and limbs from your trees, picking up yard debris and cleaning out your gutters help remove potential threats from your property. Clean gutters ensure that any rain we get will flow safely down and away from your home. 

If a coastal storm or hurricane is headed our way, you should focus on sealing all of the entry points into your home. Close your hurricane or storm shutters, inspect your roof for any signs of damage and repair damage immediately, and ensure all of the seals around your doors and windows are clean and not deteriorating. 

Tie down anything that cannot be moved inside, and consider adding bracing to your sheds or roof reinforcements to protect them from damage.

Preparing Inside Your Home
We deal with a good deal of precipitation when storms come our way, so a lot of preparation inside your home is going to center around mitigating flood risk. Get important documents and papers off of the floor or lowest levels of your home, move any keepsakes or memorabilia to a safe location, and consider shutting off electricity to your basement if it is known to flood during a heavy rain or hurricane. 

Prepare your emergency kit, update any emergency contacts and charge your phone. Losing power is frustrating, but losing power and having no way to communicate with family or authorities is another issue!

What to Do After the Storm
Storms can cause significant damage in a short amount of time. Do your best to stay calm, and move cautiously about your home after the weather threat has passed. If your home has suffered severe damage, consider getting outside and staying away from your home until authorities have inspected it and deemed it safe to re-enter.

As soon as you are cleared to call us, give us a ring and we will start working with you on your restoration plan. We will get out to your home quickly and do everything necessary to help you fully recover. We will extract standing water, address water and storm damage and reconstruct any part of your home that was damaged by the elements. 

Don’t be caught off-guard by a storm! Contact us at SERVPRO of East Boston, Chelsea & Revere for immediate restoration assistance.

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