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Preparing for Hurricane Season Around Your Home and Property

Handyman Weston shares valuable tips with Florida homeowners to help them prepare for Florida’s unpredictable seasonal weather. Call Handyman Weston today for our complete hurricane preparation checklist, and ask how we can help you secure your property and protect your loved ones this season.

Hurricane season typically begins on June 1st, and ends November 30th, but occasionally there are some storms that creep in around that time frame. Hurricane activity is more prevalent during September and October, so it’s critical to prepare your home in early summertime, if you have not gotten around to it by spring.

Handyman Weston can expertly assist you in getting your home and property ready for hurricane season. The following items should be included on your hurricane preparation checklist:

  • Be ready to seal, tape, and board up your windows as much as possible when storm warnings are in effect. Handyman Weston can assist you with these tasks, including any roof maintenance, garage door reinforcements and more.
  • Consider the purchase and installation of storm shutters to best protect your windows. Not only will they protect your home from wind impact, they will increase its value.
  • Consider installing straps or clips to securely fasten your roof to the frame structure of your home. This can help reduce roof damage.
  • Clear loose and clogged gutters and downspouts.
  • Outdoor furniture will need to be moved inside or somewhere safe to protect it from strong winds, and prevent items from becoming projectiles during a storm.
  • It is recommended that Floridians install impact resistant windows.
  • Make sure your home meets building codes for withstanding hurricanes.
  • It is essential to remove all weak or dead branches around your property, and prevent any trees that are ailing or dying from becoming uprooted and posing a danger to your family’s safety or your home.
  • Stock up on supplies in case there are power outages and disruptions to water and sewer utilities. These supplies should include bottled water, canned foods and other non-perishable items that will last for a minimum of five days. In anticipation of a power outage, be sure to have several flashlights and batteries on hand.
  • Have an emergency First Aid kit ready.
  • Be sure to have one or two recently inspected fire extinguishers available in your home.

You can save yourself a lot of time and effort by enlisting an experienced and knowledgeable handyman who can tackle several different projects, rather than hiring a different company for each job.

When you call Handyman Weston to schedule an initial visit to your home, we can create a hurricane preparedness checklist specifically for your home while we go over the projects you want us to tackle, and provide you with an estimate for our services. Call Handyman Weston today, and partner with a company that is experienced, professional, polite, and respectful in your home. We look forward to helping you and your family get ready for hurricane season!