How To Prepare Your Home For Summer Storms in Texas
Thunderstorms roll in from spring to late fall in Texas. They wreak havoc with flooding, strong winds, and lightning damage. At times, severe thunderstorms can be accompanied by hail. When lightning strikes, you are at significant risk from power surges and outages. The weather is always crazy and unpredictable, but you can get ahead of summer storms in Texas by following these preparation steps.
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Purchase Non-perishable Food and Water
Sometimes, power outages cause confusion and as we saw in February, can last for extended periods of time with no clear resolution estimated. Make sure your family has access to three days’ worth of fresh water, non-perishable food, and hygiene products as a safety precaution.
Trim or Thin Out Vulnerable Trees Near Your House
With heavy winds coming in, keep an eye on any vulnerable trees or limbs that could fall on your house. Be proactive and remove branches facing your home to reduce the weight on the side, so the tree is more likely to fall in the other direction. Trim limbs hanging over your home, driveway, or neighboring properties to avoid damage to your roof or vehicles (or someone else’s property).
Secure Loose Rain Gutters and Downspouts
Make sure your rain gutters are cleared out before a storm. You don’t want to risk any unnecessary water or roof damage because the water is blocked by something. There are a lot of different options to use for this, whether it be a service, a robotic option, or just you on a ladder, it can save you money and frustration in the long run.
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Obtain Whole-Home Surge Protection
Whole-home surge protection protects your home from a power surge, which are common in inclement weather in Texas. A power surge can create havoc in your electrical system with damage to circuit boards to your HVAC system. Whenever a surge of power rolls through, the whole-home surge protector sends excess energy away from the shared circuits and grounds it to nullify any harmful effects.
Whole-home surge protectors can prevent several expensive catastrophes that occur every year with summer storms. From a fried circuit board on your electronic device to long-term damage on household appliances, you should ensure you’re protected from surge damage, so you can focus on what matters most: keeping your family safe through these storms.
Protect Yourself from Summer Storms Today
Contact the dedicated professionals at Colvin Electric to install whole-home surge protection in your home today.
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