Here are some tips on preparing for severe storms courtesy of AAA Living:
Check your surroundings. See if any trees need to be trimmed near your home or power lines. Bring outside furniture and yard items inside when a storm approaches.
Clean up after last year. Remove debris from your gutters, downspouts, drains and roof. This will help keep overflow from damaging your home’s foundation.
Call a plumber to inspect and test your sump pump. Know that a pedestal sump pump can last 25-30 years while a submersible one may only last 5-15 years.
Prepare first aid kits for your home and car. For a list of instructions and what to include, go to www.redcross.org.
Have a family plan. It should include an evacuation route, shelter location and communication arrangements.
Know your insurance coverage. Check to make sure your homeowners coverage is adequate and see if you need additional coverage like water and sewer backup or flood coverage.
What do you do if a severe storm causes damage? In today’s video from Today’s Home Remodeler TV, Andy Lindus from Lindus Construction shows how roof damage is assessed after a storm and the best options for replacement. Get 75% off installation labor during May 2020.
Watch Today’s Home Remodeler this Saturday at 5:30 am on WCCO TV-4 in Minneapolis sponsored by Lindus Construction.