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Preparing Your Property For Storm Damage Albuquerque

5/7/2022 (Permalink)

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When storms hit they can have a devastating effect. Everything from strong winds to hail to rain can hit hard, causing broken windows, damaged roof shingles, flooded basements and other serious issues.

While preparing for storm damage Albuquerque residents and business should take steps to guard against this kind of damage and help save you money and headaches when the storm passes.

It’s hard to imagine storms wreaking havoc on beautiful Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico. With its rich connection to the Ancestral Puebloans and its bustling metro area full of shops, dining and family activities, Albuquerque has so much to offer, but it is not immune to storms and the damage they can do. 

Here are a few steps you can take to prepare your property to withstand storm damage:

  • Guard against wind damage – Strong winds can do a considerable amount of damage, so you should always be sure your gutters are clear and make any needed structural repairs on a regular basis.

    You can guard against wind damage with roof straps, head and foot bolts on doors and window covers or storm shutters. Also, put caulking around windows and doors and check your drains and sump pumps to avoid water damage.

    You’ll also want to protect any attached structures like porches, decks and carports to be sure they’re stable and take in any outdoor furniture to prevent it from becoming dangerous projectiles.
  • Check your landscaping – Storms can also take a toll on your landscaping, so when preparing for storm damage Albuquerque residents shouldn’t forget to protect their yards.

    Remove any loose tree branches and tie down any shrubs that might get pulled up and blown. You might also want to consider changing your gravel driveway and walks to shredded bark, which is much less destructive when blown.
  • Review your insurance – You don’t want to wait until a storm hits to check your coverage. Do a regular review of your insurance policy so you know exactly where you stand. That way you won’t face any surprises when it comes time to file a claim.
  • Take plenty of photos – Having a thorough record of the current status of your home before you experience storm damage will make filing an insurance claim much easier. Not only will it allow you to prove the extent of damage, but it can also help to make compiling a thorough inventory much easier.

Unfortunately, even by preparing for storm damage Albuquerque residents can’t always avoid it completely, but that doesn’t mean you have to face cleanup alone. The professionals at SERVPRO are prepared to handle all of your storm damage restoration needs, with thorough training and state-of-the-art equipment that let us handle any job, large or small.

We understand how traumatic this experience can be and we’ll do everything it takes to get you back on your feet again. When storms hit turn to SERVPRO, the name you can trust for professional restoration services.

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