Preparing for Hurricane Season in Ft. Pierce

hurricane ft pierceNatural disasters can strike anytime, but if you live in an area like Ft. Pierce that is prone to strong tropical storms and hurricanes, being prepared is the best thing you can do to not only to protect yourself and your family, but your property.

Hurricanes bring strong winds and torrential rains, and taking preventative measures can go a long way to help mitigate any storm damage that occurs in the unfortunate event a hurricane does make landfall. Water damage, wind damage, and flooding are all common problems homeowners face after a hurricane in Florida.

Be Ready

Those who take the time to prepare before a storm occurs are usually in a better position after the storm has passed. Being prepared and proactive can help to limit the severity of the damage and help with the cleanup and restoration process.

Gather Documents and Update Your Inventory

Keep an updated home inventory and secure important documents (such as your insurance policy and important contact numbers) in an easy to access, waterproof safe in a secure location. You should include photos or videos of your property and the contents of your home. This information will help you file an insurance claim after the storm.

Protect Your Property

Regular home maintenance can help protect your property in the event of a hurricane in Ft. Pierce. Remember to keep your gutters and downspouts clear of debris. You should also keep trees and shrubs that are adjacent to your property trimmed to reduce the possibility of damage to your home.

Designate an area on your property for outdoor item storage for things such as an outdoor grill, patio furniture, hanging or potted plants, garbage cans, and anything else kept outside that could be carried by strong winds.

It is also a good idea to consider installing storm shutters or boarding up your windows before a storm hits. It is always best to prepare these things well in advance as time, supplies, and resources may be limited just before a storm.

After the Storm

Whether you choose to stay or evacuate during a storm, use extreme caution when evaluating damage to your Ft. Pierce property. With flooding and strong winds there is always the risk of downed power lines, damaged gas lines, and hazardous floodwaters.

Evaluate the damage and contact your insurance company as soon as possible to begin a claim. In large-scale disasters, resources are often limited and you do not want to delay getting your claim started so cleanup can begin.

Consider Hiring a Contents Cleaning Company

While many water damage restoration companies offer contents cleaning services, you should consider CORE Contents Restoration to assist with your loss. CORE Contents focuses solely on the professional cleaning of your personal property items. CORE will ensure that your contents get specialized attention. We can restore your contents in our temperature-controlled secure facility, as well as store your contents until your home has been restored.

Preparation is the best defense against hurricane damage in Ft. Pierce, but in the event your property is damaged, call CORE Contents to restore your contents.