Tips to prepare your house for a storm

No one likes to experience a storm, but taking the proper precautions can ensure that when one does hit the Southlake, TX area, you are ready. Here are some tips from us at Kimble Brown Insurance Agency on how to prepare your house for a storm: 

  1. Check for any damage outside your home and repair it as soon as possible. Ensure all windows and doors are properly sealed, and there are no weak points where water may enter.
  2. Clear away any nearby debris or items that could become airborne during a storm. This includes power lines, tree branches, outdoor furniture, and other items that should not be left outdoors during bad weather conditions. 
  3. Have an emergency kit handy if you must evacuate your home quickly due to flooding or high winds. This kit should include basic necessities such as food, water, batteries, flashlights, blankets, and first aid supplies. 
  4. Be sure to secure all outdoor objects such as grills, bicycles, and outdoor furniture by either moving them inside or tying them down with rope or bungee cords to prevent them from becoming projectiles during high winds or hail storms. 
  5. Install surge protectors throughout your home so that electrical appliances do not sustain any damage from power surges caused by distant lightning strikes or downed power lines near your residence. 

Following these safety tips before a storm hits, you’ll be better prepared for anything nature throws at you! For more information, or if you’d like to explore your house’s insurance policy, give us a Kimble Brown Insurance Agency a call today. We are proud to serve the Southlake, TX area.