The 2022 hurricane season, marked by the devastating impact of Hurricane Ian, was a stark reminder of the importance of hurricane preparedness. As we approach the 2023 hurricane season, it’s crucial for Florida homeowners to prepare their homes for potential storms. Here are some home care tips to help you get ready.
Understand Your Risk
First, understand your home’s risk of flooding and wind damage. This can help you make informed decisions about insurance and home improvements.
Secure Your Home
Strengthen your home to withstand hurricane winds. This can include reinforcing your roof, doors, and windows, and securing loose items that could become projectiles in high winds.
Protect Against Flooding
If your home is at risk of flooding, consider measures like installing flood barriers or a sump pump, and elevating critical utilities.
Prepare for Power Outages
Power outages are common during hurricanes. Have a plan in place, which could include stocking up on non-perishable food and water, and considering a backup generator.
Regular Home Maintenance
Regular home maintenance is key to hurricane preparedness. This includes tasks like cleaning gutters, trimming trees, and maintaining your home’s exterior.
Know Your Evacuation Route
In case of a mandatory evacuation, know your route and have a plan for where you’ll go.
Preparing for the hurricane season can help protect your home and give you peace of mind. However, if you need professional help preparing your home for the upcoming hurricane season, don’t hesitate to reach out to the experts.
At Green & Clean/Renfroe & Jackson, we offer a range of home care services designed to help you prepare your home for the hurricane season. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you!