Preparing Your Home for Natural Disasters

Natural disasters can strike without warning and cause hazardous destruction to your home. Here are some tips for preparing a disaster plan to keep your home safe through natural events that could strike in your region:

Downpour and Flooding – calk exterior cracks, install a waterproof membrane along the foundation and apply sealant to your basement walls.

Severe Winter Storms – Keep snow cleared from windows and walls, rake deep snow from the roof and insulate exposed pipes.

Strong Winds and Twisters – Keep trees trimmed, remove yard objects, set up a garage door brace and install shutters for your windows and doors.

Hail and Freezing Rain – Store your car in the garage, replace your windows with storm windows and install a roof cover for class 3 or 4 impact.

Earthquakes – anchor bookcases and water heaters to walls, install flexible connectors for your pipes, brace walls with large openings and secure your chimney.

Natural Fires – Store flammable items 30 feet away, use mulch and gravel for your landscaping and install a woven wire mesh spark arrestor for your chimney.

Pierce Insurance Group offers insurance plans to residents in the McKinney, Texas area. Contact us today for more homeowners tips or to get an insurance quote!