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Prevent Storm Damage with these useful tips

11/9/2021 (Permalink)

Eastern North Carolina is known for its rapidly changing weather — and that can mean severe storms. Help get your home ready with these tips.

***Remove winter's debris from your gutters, drains, and spouts so that heavy rains can flow freely off your roof. Be sure that downspouts are secure and that water is draining well away from your home and not toward your foundation.

***Prune lanky limbs and branches so they don't snap off in a windstorm and land on your home or a power line.

***If your home has a sump pump, test it to make sure it's clean and operable and that the outflow is draining properly. Consider adding a battery-powered backup sump pump to keep the system working if the power goes out. Furthermore, an automatic standby generator can ensure your sump pump and other electrical systems continue to run during power outages. 

***When strong winds are forecast, secure patio furniture and other yard items or put them in your garage or a shed so they don't become dangerous projectiles. Know the difference between these weather alerts: 

Thunderstorm Watch: Conditions are right for possible thunderstorms in and near the watch area.
Thunderstorm Warning: A thunderstorm has been spotted in the immediate warning area, the danger is imminent. 

If you find yourself suffering from storm damage and need assistance, call us at 252-208-7888

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