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Fall Maintenance for Your Manteca and Modesto Home

10/12/2020 (Permalink)

Roof Tiles Inspect roof shingles for repairs or replacement before the storm season arrives.

Fall Maintenance for Your Manteca and Modesto Home

The fall season is synonymous with rains, storms, and likely floods. To come out on top, preparation is everything. Good preparation can minimize the impact of a disaster. Pay attention to the guidelines below so as not to be caught with damage to your homes.

  • Take inventory of your home and properties. Take time to list out your valuables. Take pictures and back up within a cloud drive/storage. This is important for insurance purposes in the event of a disaster. This is also an excellent time to reevaluate your insurance to cover likely incidents peculiar to this season.
  • Carry out home maintenance. Inspect roof shingles for repairs or replacement before the storm season arrives. Clear out gutters, downspouts, and drainage systems to ensure water drains off quickly. Inspect doors and windows, ensuring it is securely sealed when firmly shut. Keep windows clean; the same goes for curtains and shades. Last but not least, trim any trees and landscape around your environment. It lowers the possibility of having something break off.
  • All housing systems should be thoroughly inspected. Heating and ventilation must be serviced. Clean out furnace filters, reprogram your thermostat, and check water heaters. Examine the sewage system. An overflow or failed sewage is a whole class of disaster on its own. Ensure electrical backups are intact, such as generators. Storms come with the risk of lightning. When the appropriate authorities warn, turn off all electrical appliances and switch over to battery-powered sources. Ensure all backups are in functioning order.
  • Review disaster plans, evacuation plans, and evacuation routes thoroughly. Ensure everyone knows what steps to take in an emergency. Where to go, how to get there, which numbers to call, and the most important things to take along. Keep emergency kits prepped and stocked. Aside from a portable emergency kit, store the home with non-perishable food and water supplies as well.
  • Health Supplies: Given the pandemic, it is of utmost importance to have health supplies with you. Particular prescribed medication, sanitizers, nose masks, and hand gloves are the staples. Please take note of the National Center for Disease Control recommendation on the use of these items, especially with regards to the elderly, kids, and those with a medical condition. 

After reviewing the guidelines above, reach out to experts to help evaluate your plans, preparation, and drill your family or staff. This ensures no stone is left unturned or there are gaping loopholes in your plans. Such experts should be intimately familiar with the locality and its peculiarities. 

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