Hurricane season can be a stressful time for homeowners, especially those living in coastal areas. With the potential for high winds, heavy rain, and flooding, it’s important to take preemptive measures to protect your home.
Here are three ways homeowners can prepare for hurricane season and take preventative damage measures around their home.
Stock Up on Supplies
One of the most important things homeowners can do is to stock up on emergency supplies. This includes non-perishable food, bottled water, batteries, flashlights, and a first-aid kit.
It’s also important to have a plan in place for communication and evacuation if necessary. Many cities provide resources for homeowners who might experience damages during the hurricane season.
Secure Your Home
High winds can cause significant damage to a home’s roof, windows, and doors during a hurricane. Installing hurricane shutters on windows and doors, trimming trees and shrubs, and reinforcing garage doors are great ways to prevent damages. It’s also important to clear gutters and drains to prevent flooding.
Consider Flood Insurance
Flooding is a common occurrence during hurricane season, even in areas that are not typically prone to flooding. It’s important to note that standard homeowners insurance policies typically do not cover flood damage.
The law firm of Flores & Pelaez-Prada, PLLC has seen numerous clients be denied coverage on their property damage insurance claim due to lack of flood insurance. Our attorneys highly recommend that homeowners consider purchasing flood insurance if they live in an area affected by hurricane weather.
Are you prepared?
Preparing for hurricane season can be a daunting task, but taking the time to stock up on supplies, secure your home, and consider flood insurance can make a significant difference in protecting your home and family.
By taking these preventative measures, homeowners can have peace of mind during this unpredictable time of year.
What to do when your property sustains damages?
If you’ve sustained damages filing a claim immediately is your responsibility with your insurance company. You can read this blog post to learn more about filing your claim.
The law firm of Flores & Pelaez-Prada specializes in representing commercial property owners, homeowners, school districts, municipalities, and small businesses who are not getting a fair shake from their insurance companies.
We help our clients through the obstacle course that many insurance companies force their customers to navigate in order to try and recover the insurance benefits they are entitled to after paying their premiums for years.
The attorneys at Flores & Pelaez-Prada PLLC have a proven track record when it comes to recovering damages for our clients who have been victims of storm damage. Give us a call today!
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