Earlier today we discussed microbursts and what they are, but now lets talk about what really matters to you: the homeowner. Microbursts are essentially very powerful straight line winds that came bring down trees and powerlines, as well as cause some serious damage to your home. Below we are going to talk about two easy wind damage prevention tips to help lower risk of severe damage, and how we can help should damage occur.
Since microbursts can occur without warning during a storm, forethought is an absolutely critical thing when thinking of wind. Our first piece of advice is simple: Put away lawn furniture. The tables, umbrellas, chairs, grill, even that odd glass ball on a pedestal you paid too much for last season: put them all away or secure them to the ground. That umbrella can easily turn into a javelin, and those chairs can break windows just as easily as a brick. That plastic flamingo? Might even crack your windshield. Be smart and put lawn ornaments away if you here severe weather could happen.
Another great piece of advice we can offer is to maintain and care for any trees and shrubs on your property. Last autumn our trees suffered fractures, and many fell from our terrible Halloween storm. Many have yet to be handled in cutting away dead limps, or taking down trees that have suffered heavy damage. With the structural integrity already compromised these trees can pose a serious threat to your home, and power lines. Have a professional trim your trees, and assess them for potential risk. This simple preventative measure can safe your family thousands of dollars later.
Should the worst happen we here at Superior Restoration are trained and capable of handling even the most severe wind damage related problems. We helped in the last Hurricane, the tornadoes, and know how devastating these conditions can be. We offer debris removal, carpet cleanings, and all our normal services to handle even glass stuck in shag carpeting. Trust us when we say we know what you’ve been through and want to help. Our staff is kind, courteous, and will answer any and all questions you may have in regards to the damages.
If you have questions regarding wind damages, microbursts, services we offer, or anything else in relation to restoration please leave a message in our ask box for more information.