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Disaster Preparedness: How to Protect Your Home from Storms and Floods with Big South Restoration & Construction

Safeguarding Your Home from Storms and Floods with Big South Restoration & Construction

Severe weather events, including storms and floods, can cause significant damage to your home and property. Being proactive and taking steps to protect your home can minimize damage and save you time and money in the long run. Big South Restoration & Construction, a leading restoration company with offices in Nashville, Knoxville, and Lexington, offers expert advice on disaster preparedness, along with water damage, storm damage, reconstruction, and roofing services to help you recover after an emergency.

Create a Home Inventory

Before disaster strikes, create a detailed inventory of your home’s contents, including photos and descriptions of your belongings. This inventory will make filing insurance claims much easier in the event of storm or flood damage. Store your inventory in a safe place, such as a waterproof container or secure online storage.

Seal Windows and Doors

Check your home’s windows and doors for gaps or cracks that may allow water to seep in during a storm. Apply weatherstripping or caulk to seal these openings and keep water out.

Maintain Your Roof and Gutters

A well-maintained roof and gutter system can help protect your home from water damage during storms. Regularly inspect your roof for damaged or missing shingles and ensure your gutters and downspouts are clear of debris. Schedule a professional roof inspection with Big South Restoration & Construction if you suspect any issues.

Elevate Electrical Components and Appliances

If your home is in a flood-prone area, consider elevating electrical components such as switches, sockets, and circuit breakers at least 12 inches above the base flood elevation for your location. You should also elevate appliances like your water heater, furnace, and washer and dryer to minimize flood damage.

Create an Emergency Plan and Kit

Develop an emergency plan for your family that includes evacuation routes and a designated meeting place. Prepare an emergency kit with essentials such as a flashlight, batteries, a first aid kit, non-perishable food, water, and important documents in a waterproof container.

When disaster strikes, Big South Restoration & Construction is here to help with emergency services, including water and storm damage restoration. Our experienced team can handle jobs of all sizes and work with you to restore your home to its pre-disaster condition. Contact us today to learn more about our services and ensure your home is protected from storms and floods.

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