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03/08/2016
While it's true that there are some areas which are prone to adverse weather conditions, including severe storms, with the way in which weather patterns work, severe storms can and will strike anywhere and any place without much notice or warning.

How to Safely Wait out a Storm and How to Speak With a Water Damage Restoration Specialist Near Cimarron Hills

Whether an area has seen many or has seen no severe storm since a homeowner has moved in, many people simply feel more relaxed knowing they have taken steps to protect their home against one and have a plan in place to keep themselves safe. If you are one of these homeowners and are looking for ways that you can prepare your home and your family for a severe storm, DKI Buffalo Builders - Restoration Contractor has some information to share on preparing your home and your family for a severe storm.

Main Structural Concerns

Unsurprisingly, one of the most damaged areas of your house during a severe storm is your roof. While it's general structure was built to sustain a large amount of wind and rainfall, it is largely in part because of the guttering system which was designed to keep water off your roof and away from your home. Regularly checking and clearing your guttering and downpipe systems to ensure they are clean of debris and clogs is one of the best ways to prepare your roof for a severe storm. If you find that you are always removing debris during each inspection then you may want to consider removing the source, such as nearby plants or trees that stand over your roof.

Locate the Best Room in Your House

When severe storms strike you won't have a lot of time to decide where to go, so take some time now and assess the benefits of each room throughout your home. Look for small rooms with strong wall structures. Bathrooms can be a good choice given the plumbing systems can strengthen the walls, however, whichever room you choose (including your bathroom), there can be no windows to the outside and preferably contain a limited amount of conductive metal in the event of lightning. These tips are being provided in advance for a few main points, one of which being that you should never attempt to defend your home against damage during a severe storm. Once you are inside your designated room and are safe, ride out the storm in safety. There is very little you can do to help your home once a severe storm is occurring. Once the storm has passed and you are able to exit your home safely, visually inspect your home only without getting too close to any structural damage. If water has collected in large amount on the ground it can be difficult to gauge their depth or the water damage they have cause to the foundation of your home. Water damage restoration near Cimarron Hills is not a DIY job, so always speak with a professional. You can call DKI Buffalo Builders - Restoration Contractor emergency restoration services line at 866-801-8100 and have them attend your property promptly. With the right knowledge and equipment, DKI Buffalo Builders - Restoration Contractor are in the best position to safely assess and repair any damage which has occurred.

Prepare a Storm Readiness Kit

Given that a storm can strike seemingly out of nowhere you may not have enough time to gather supplies before you make your way to your designated room. Gather a small box and get yourself a battery powered radio (with spare batteries) to listen to emergency services broadcasts and weather updates. Alongside this, blankets, a spare set of clothes, and some food and clean drinking water are good additions. You may need to be in the room for a number of hours, so anything you can do to stay calm, informed, and warm can help greatly.

When a Severe Storm Does Strikes

In the event that you receive warning that you are about to experience a severe storm, immediately remove all electrical items from the wall socket and turn off the mains power. This is done to minimize any power surges throughout your house which can cause electrical damage or potentially an electrical fire. Be sure to stay low and away from any windows as you make your way quickly to your designated room. Don't leave safety until the storm has passed and you are certain it is safe to leave.

Don't Leave It to Chance, Speak With Expert Water Damage Restoration Services Near Cimarron Hills

Severe storms have the potential to cause serious damage to the structure of your home, damage which you may not always be able to see. Don't leave your safety to chance and speak with DKI Buffalo Builders - Restoration Contractor at 866 801 8100 as soon as it is safe to do so. Along with expert knowledge and experience, DKI Buffalo Builders - Restoration Contractor has professional grade equipment which can be used to safely assess and restore any level of damage, keeping you and your family out of danger and getting you back into your home as quickly as possible.