The Southeast sees many tornadoes in the summer season. According to Homefacts.com, Pennsylvania sees around 12 on average every year. Storm damage is easy to mitigate if you prepare your home ahead of time. If you have exterior damage to your home, call ServiceMaster Professional Restoration and Cleaning for storm cleanup help in Newtown Square and Exton, PA.
Create a Plan
According to StormAware.com, making a safety kit for you and your family is the first step to avoiding death or injuries during a storm. A kit would include canned food, a first-aid set, and gallons of water. Make sure you have at least a three-day supply of food and water. Buy a battery-powered radio to listen in on the NOAA Weather Radio station for updates and alerts.
If you are in your home, the safest place to be during a storm is in your basement. Windows and glass doors pose the biggest threat to your safety. Have an evacuation plan for your family in case you hear a siren go off and are all in separate areas. Make sure you are aware where circuit breakers are in case you need to turn off electricity in case of an emergency. A fire extinguisher should be in an easily accessible location and each family member should know how to use it.
If you smell gas after the storm is over, turn off your gas line immediately. Keep your pets and children inside until the damage is cleaned up. Test your toilets and ensure they are flushing before using them. Trees, plants, and lawn furniture may be completely destroyed or gone altogether. If you have exterior damage on your home, call a professional cleaning service to come immediately.
ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration will clean up storm damage at your home quickly and expertly. Call their 24-hour hotline to receive the emergency service that you need to get your house back in shape. If you are in the Exton or Newtown Square, PA area, call ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration for all your storm damage clean-up needs.