September is National Preparedness Month

 

Eight Steps to Ensure Your Family is Prepared in an Emergency

National Preparedness MonthSeptember is National Preparedness Month. That means it’s a great time to take a moment to be sure that the whole family knows what to do if a storm or other unexpected event strikes your home. While those of us in the Midwest may not have to worry about hurricanes and wildfires, we do have to take steps to be ready in the event of flooding, hail storms, tornadoes, blizzards and other significant weather events that might cause storm damage requiring the services of a property restoration company.

Here’s a list of Eight Steps to Ensure Your Family is Prepared in an Emergency. Take a moment to review them now, in the calm BEFORE the storm.   Continue reading “September is National Preparedness Month”

How to Weather a Tornado

tornadoAs March roars its way towards spring and the promise of warmer, sunny days, it’s important to take a moment to ensure your family knows what to do when the weather unexpectedly turns dangerous and unpredictable. Those who experienced the recent tornadoes in Alabama had less than ten minutes’ warning to take shelter when the tornadoes struck. Here in the Midwest, March is always a month of unpredictable weather, from gentle showers to snow to strong storms and high winds that can cause storm damage. We truly need to be prepared for anything. Take the time to practice tornado safety with a home tornado drill.

Here’s a list of things your family should do during and after a tornado or strong storm to keep everyone safe. Continue reading “How to Weather a Tornado”

Preventing Storm Damage in the Spring Storm Season

Spring in the midwest means a lot of things–daffodils, robins and gentle spring showers. But those spring showers aren’t always so gentle. Spring is also a time for storm preparedness. Taking the time now to make a plan for weathering those storms can save you a lot of headaches down the road. Here’s a list of things you can do to reduce both physical storm damage and the emotional distress that a major storm can bring.

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Ice Dam Damage From Winter Weather

Ice and icicles are a part of winter, and they can be beautiful as they catch the sun or create interesting formations. However, winter weather damage from snow and ice accumulating on your roof or hanging off your gutters and eaves is downright dangerous and can cause major damage to your roof. Winter storm damage can even result in leaks coming into your home, through ceilings, walls and insulation.
In order to avert disaster, it’s important to know how winter weather and storms can damage your home. Snow and ice that build up on the eaves of your home cause a barrier between the warmth of the interior of your home and the cold air around it. This causes the insulated snow between the layers to melt, and that water flows down to your eaves and gutters where it freezes again, forming ice dams.
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