The key to protecting your home in a storm is preparing for it! Besides losing power, there are a number of things that can go wrong in a storm, such as roof damage, flooding, tree damage and damage caused by loose items outside the home. When it comes to power loss, Jennings Heating and Cooling can help!
Purchase a Whole House Generator
A storm could easily cause a power outage, and without electricity you could lose valuable refrigerated food and the house could become too cold or hot. Plus, if any family members use an electronic medical device that’s vital to their health, a generator will ensure their safety during a power outage that may occur for other reasons besides a storm.
If you’re interested in purchasing a whole house generator, contact Jennings Heating and Cooling today and our team will explore options with you.
Fix Loose or Damaged Shingles and Siding
If shingles come off during a storm, that opens up a gap for wind to get underneath and do more damage to your roof and home. But even if the storm doesn’t affect the roof, you will have made an important repair to your home as a well taken care of roof is something buyers care about.
Clean Your Gutters
Downspouts should flow away from your foundation and gutters should be cleaned reguarly to prevent flooding. Keeping gutters clear ensures that the rainwater will flow away from your home rather than seeping through the foundation and causing the basement to flood. Not only does dealing with a flooded basement take a lot of time and money to clean up, but water damage can bring down the value of a house.
Regularly Check and Trim Trees
Rotting or dead trees and problem tree limbs can cause serious damage to your house or a neighbors’. By regularly checking the trees on your property, you’ll be aware of any potential problems and be more likely to have them taken care of before a rough storm.
Check Your Property for Loose Items
Anything that isn’t secured to the ground is at risk for blowing away and potentially causing damage. These items include loose fence posts, patio furniture, flower pots, trash cans and more. If you know a storm is coming, it’s always a good idea to put these items away in the garage, shed or inside the house.
Take a Step Toward Protecting Your Home
Protect your home and your family with a whole house generator from Jennings Heating and Cooling to ensure your food stays cold and your home stays warm. Contact us today to learn more or set up an appointment.