Here at Humboldt Storage & Moving – you may think we just specialize in your typical residential and commercial moving. However, we also have an entire department of experts dedicated to emergency moving services. When it comes to emergencies in the home, having professionals by your side is one of the keys to easing the stress of unexpected disasters. Here are our tips to help you weather the next big storm.
Food, Water and the Basics
We all have seen the line at the store and the photos of the bread and milk shelves empty. It is because as humans we are last minute in nature. Don’t be that person. Weather reports have improved tremendously in the past few years and we now have days before a storm hits to be prepared. Make sure you stock up on food, water, batteries, any medication you need and other items in the event you cannot leave your home for several days. You have heard this before but we still see those lines at the grocery store the day before.
Around Your Home
With storms can come wind and other damaging elements. Before the storm hits, take a walk around the home. In the yard, get rid of any branches and other items such as lawn furniture, umbrellas and hammocks and toys from the kids. Get all that indoors and secure. Keep pathways open and clear in the event you need to leave the home. Also, make sure any exhaust openings are fully accessible. Many newer heating systems and water heaters vent through the side of the home. Make sure they are clear form debris and overgrown shrubs and trees. And don’t forget to check anything attached to your home such as gutters, downspouts, flags and shutters to make sure they are secure.
Inside Your Home
Inside your home, make sure items are secure as well. If you need to remove the window air conditioner, do so before the storm