Tips to prepare your house for a storm

As the storm season rapidly approaches here in the Houston, TX area, it’s important to take the necessary steps to prepare your home for a storm. Storms can bring high winds, heavy rains, lightning, and floods – all of which can cause significant damage and destruction to your property. To help you prepare for the worst, here are some tips from us at Heydari Financial Group you should consider:

  1. Secure all outdoor furniture and decorations. High winds can easily blow away or destroy items that are not adequately secured. Secure patio furniture, beach umbrellas, potted plants, and other outdoor items inside or in a safe location outside your home. 
  2. Clear your gutters and drains of debris. Clogged gutters and drains can lead to flooding during heavy rainstorms, so ensure they are clear before the weather turns bad. 
  3. Trim trees & shrubs around your home’s exterior. Loose branches could become projectiles in strong winds, so trim them before a storm hits your area. 
  4. Check the structural integrity of your roof & windows. Check for any loose shingles or cracks around windows or doors that could allow water into your home when a storm happens. If there is any damage, contact a professional promptly to get it fixed before the worse occurs! 
  5. Prepare an emergency kit with supplies such as food, water, flashlights & batteries, cash/credit cards, etc. It’s always best to be prepared for anything, so make sure to have an emergency kit ready with all the essential items you might need in case of an emergency situation that arises from inclement weather conditions. 

For more tips, give us at Heydari Financial Group a call today. We serve the Houston, TX area.