Destin Storm Damage Restoration and Repair
Any number of storms can ravage your home and property, leaving you wondering where to turn next. Below, we have listed storms that get our phones ringing off the hook.
Thunderstorms. Though common, one intense thunderstorm can do a lot of damage. They are always accompanied by heavy rain, wind, hail and often, tornadoes. Out of the blue, your home or business can be caught up in the power of a thunderstorm, leaving you with a lot of damage cleanup.
How Do You Prepare for Thunderstorms?
– Keep your home or business, free from trees and low-lying branches.
– Don’t wait to take down trees and do so before they come crashing into your home!
– Always remove outside objects that can blow away in the event of a thunderstorm.
Heavy Rains with Wind. Florida is always vulnerable to rainy weather, which can go on for hours or days. The biggest threat from heavy rain with wind is from flooding. Storms cause more water damage than any other type of damage to your home or business. Flash floods are common as well and too much water will result in the ground getting saturated, trees begin to topple, or water gets inside your property.
What Do You Do to Prepare for Heavy Rains?
–Always ensure all gutters and downspouts are clean and clear of all debris.
– Keep water from ponding near your home with landscaping that doesn’t interfere with rain run-off.
– Check all windows and doors to ensure they have a tight seal against water.
Tropical Storms. Often, a tropical storm leaves the same damage you get from the lower category hurricanes and winds can gust anywhere from 39 mph to 73 mph. Sustained winds and heavy rains, for just a few hours, can throw objects around and can lead to collapsed awnings, flooding, and other wind damage to all property owners. Our Destin storm damage repair experts see this type of damage all the time.
How to Prepare for a Tropical Storm?
–Check your home or business, windows, roofs, doors, and garages.
– Bring in everything that can become airborne in a storm.
– Don’t assume a heavy planter will stay put – bring it indoors, along with all patio furniture.
Hurricanes. Florida residents know about hurricanes and these devastating storms can appear and dissipate in a day, leaving great damage behind. Hurricanes develop in the warmer waters of the Atlantic Ocean and when winds grow larger than 74 mph you must prepare for the worst. Hurricanes are ranked in categories according to the Saffir-Simpson scale, which rates their intensity.
What Can You Do to Prepare for Hurricanes?
Water and wind damage are most prevalent with major hurricanes.
– Ensure your property is as prepared as can be. If you are in the path of a hurricane, you may be asked to evacuate. Don’t try to ride out a major hurricane.
– Board up and tape up what you can, then leave.
– Destin disaster planning is in place for your safety.