Dont Get Stuck in Deep Water!
Living in the PNW can get a little wet, know how to prep your home when a storms brewing.
When you hear that a big storm is coming, there are a few ways you can prep your home for the coming weather. Know what you can do to protect your home, so you don’t have to deal with major damage. Before it rains take some time to check a few things around your home.
- Doors and Windows- Take some time to walk through your home and close windows and doors and check the seal.
- Sump Pump- If you have a sump pump now would be a great time to look it over and make sure it is proper working order, this is the first defense for your home in a basement flood.
- Gutters- Check to ensure your gutters are debris free and the water can run freely out of them and away from your home.
- Roof- Walk around your home and make sure there are no missing shingles, sagging or damaged areas.
If you find yourself stuck in the middle of a nasty rainstorm stay inside and away from doors and windows. Watch the weather report to stay informed to ensure you know what to expect during the storm. Try not to do things like take a bath or do the dishes as electricity can be conductors.
When the skies clear and its safe take a walk around your home and do an assessment of any damages. Stay away from any fallen power lines as they may still be live. Don’t drive through any flooded roadways this could stall your engine and strand you.
Don’t find yourself in deep water, make sure your home is ready.