If you live in an area that’s prone to severe weather, you need to be prepared. Dangerous weather conditions are your home’s worst enemy. In order to keep the damage to a minimum, you need to take action before the storm hits and know what to do when those inevitable bad weather conditions arrive.
Rain and Sleet
When people think of bad weather, they usually just think of rain, and while that’s true, there’s one other factor to consider: sleet. Unlike rain, which is virtually harmless unless it reaches flood levels, the same can’t be said for sleet. Sleet is similar to regular precipitation, except rather than being raindrops, it’s mixed with ice. To prepare for sleet, make sure you inspect your gutters and clean them if necessary, take a look at your roof to see if there’s any potential for ice buildup, disconnect any hoses you may have and keep your attic insulated. In addition, be aware of the damage sleet does to a roof, so you can help prevent this problem from happening.
A storm can be more than just rain or sleet. It can be a very strong wind instead. Moving air may sound relatively harmless, but people who live in Florida know that it’s not. Strong winds are able to hurl and carry debris, which can not only harm you, but cause irreparable damage as well. If strong enough, the wind can literally blow the roof off of your house. Obviously, you want to keep that from happening. The first step is to make sure your roof is reinforced. After that, secure your doors, cover the windows and have a backup generator just in case you lose power.
Florida may be the land of sunshine, but during a heat wave, the temperatures can soar to over 100 or more. Keeping your home cool during the hottest of days protects you and your family. Make sure to keep your curtains and blinds closed during the hottest part of the day. You should also avoid cooking unless it’s early morning or late evening. The idea is to keep your home at a moderate temperature to prevent your air conditioning from running around the clock. Harsh weather conditions can be rough to deal with, especially since they can appear on such short notice. However, with the right preparations, the storm or heatwave will pass and your home will remain intact. Stay vigilant, be proactive and stay prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws at you.
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