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How to Be Prepared for a Heavy Rain Storm

7/27/2022 (Permalink)

Rain has been known to make an appearance all throughout the year in Northeast Ohio, so it never hurts to get a refresher on how to prepare. Ohio can have unpredictable weather, but if you know a storm is coming, you should take some time to prepare for it.

  1. Inspect your roof: Look for any missing shingles or other areas of concern that may cause a leak. The last thing you want is a leaky roof over your head. While you are up there, it might be a good idea to clear out your gutters so the water can flow better.
  2. Close All of Your Doors and Windows: As silly as it may sound, sometimes we need to be reminded to do the simple things. Don't forget to check that your car windows are shut as well.
  3. Look at the Lawn: If the weather is nice leading up to the storm, you probably have some miscellaneous items in your yard. Make sure they are stored safely. Don’t forget to put your umbrellas down!
  4. Check the Sump Pump: Make sure that it is in tip-top shape so it can shine during the storm. It is also a good idea to have a backup battery in case the power goes out.

Storms are known to cause severe damage, which makes preparation so important. By completing the following steps, you are on your way to getting through a storm safely. If the storm ever takes a turn for the worse, SERVPRO is here to help. Call us, no matter what time of day, and we will be there to help.

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