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October 2nd, 2019 at 2:00 pm

natural-disaster-preparedness

Wherever you live in the country, you are never 100% safe from natural disasters such as fire, rain, or harsh winds. And, in Southern California, we face all of these potential disasters. While we cannot prevent these from affecting us, what we do know is that taking precautions against potential damages is easier and cheaper than paying for repairs.

Here’s a quick guide to getting your home in tip-top shape and ready to face anything in any season. 

“Harden” your home to prevent wildfires

October is Fire Safety Month, so it’s a great time to make your home more fire-resistant. We suggest starting with your roof. Flying embers can potentially destroy homes up to a mile away from a wildfire, and the roof is the most vulnerable part of your home. Homes with wood or even shingle roofs are at higher risks of being destroyed, so consider building or re-roofing yours with fire-resistant materials such as metal, tile, or composition.

Fire prevention tips and suggestions provided by readyforwildfire.org

Protect your home from water and storm damage

Water damage is one of the most common and costliest disasters that can happen to your home. Although Southern California does not experience as much rain as other parts of the country, that can actually create more problems when we do experience heavy rain, because most homes, roads, and businesses are not as equipped to handle the extra rainfall.

Here’s a rundown of what you should check for when prepping your home to protect it from rainfall or faulty internal plumbing:

Water damage prevention tips provided by budgetdumpster.com

Strong winds can also be devastating

High winds may have just as much impact on your home as any of the situations above, especially when we are experiencing strong Santa Ana winds. Consider the following to protect your home from strong winds:

Wind damage prevention tips provided by weather.com

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