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Disaster Preparedness: 7 Ways to Get Your Home Ready For Spring Storms

What’s the most important part of spring home maintenance? Disaster preparedness.

While most people do not associate Spring with weather emergencies, the melting snow and Spring storms do often require a certain level of disaster preparedness. Disaster preparedness does not have to be difficult or time-consuming, however. In fact, here are seven ways that you can practice Spring weather disaster preparedness today.

So, how do I practice disaster preparedness in my home?

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1. Trim Your Trees

Spring storms can easily snap old tree limbs, causing them to fall on your roof and car. Practice disaster preparedness by trimming any dead limbs or limbs hanging over structures before spring storms hit.

2. Clear Your Gutters

The falling and melting snow has a tendency to bring twigs, leaves and other debris from the trees straight to your gutters. Practice disaster preparedness by clearing out your gutters and so the water can flow freely.

3. Redirect Downspouts

Large amounts of quickly melting snow can easily cause basements to flood. Practice disaster preparedness by redirecting your downspouts away from your house to keep as much water away from your foundation as possible.

4. Check Your Sump Pump

During a large Spring storm, one of the last things you want is a sump pump failure. Practice disaster preparedness by making sure your sump pump is in good working order and by purchasing a backup pump if needed.

5. Put Together an Emergency Kitdisaster preparedness - emergency kit

Practice disaster preparedness by making sure you have all the items you might need during a weather emergency on hand. Gather flashlights, batteries, candles, matches, first aid supplies, food and water.

6. Put Things Away

During harsh Spring storms, objects left in the yard can quickly become projectiles. Practice disaster preparedness by making sure all lawn furniture and kids toys are put away before storms roll in.

7. Keep Your Phone Charged

In a weather-related emergency, you will want to be able to contact your friends and family to make sure that everyone is safe. Keeping your phone charged at all times is a great way to practice disaster preparedness.

At All Star Heating, Cooling and Plumbing, we want to make sure all homeowners are prepared for any unseen circumstances, such as a natural disaster. We are here to help in all scenarios.

We are ready to help 24/7. Call us today for HVAC, plumbing, furnace service and more today!

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