Florida is sunny most of the year, but we also have bouts of bad weather. Hurricane season has arrived, and it is important to take action to enable your home to withstand the storm.
Below are some tips we have gathered to help protect your home during this time of the year.
- Create an emergency plan. Before a disaster occurs, you and your family must be familiar with a plan that you will carry out when the real disaster strikes. This could help avoid confusion especially when you are separated during the incident.
- Prepare your emergency kit. It is vital to store up some essentials before a hurricane happens. You can write a list to ensure that you don’t forget any necessary items. Store food that can be eaten without cooking, water, first-aid kits, batteries, matches, and flashlights. Don’t forget to fill up your tank with gas. Also, make sure that you have secured your important documents to prevent damages or losses in case of a flood.
- Install hurricane shutters. Hurricane shutters work best to protect your windows and doors from getting hit by objects that may be carried off by strong winds. These will save you money from damage-related costs.
- Clear your yard. Loose debris and any items that can be blown away during a hurricane should be removed from your yard. Also, take the time to secure your outdoor equipment such as patio chairs and fixtures.
- Put up floodwalls. If your area is prone to flooding, it will be best to put up a flood wall to prevent the floodwaters from entering your property. You may also use sandbags to prevent water entry into your home.
Hurricanes can be devastating, and the damages that they cause can be difficult to remediate. In case your home becomes effected by a disaster this hurricane season and you need help in restoring your home, Smith Plastering is a contractor’s first choice for stucco installation in Naples, Florida, and its surrounding areas. We also offer drywall finish, metal framing, and painting services best suited to your needs. Contact Smith Plastering today at 239-594-7537.