Preparing for Storm Season
It’s that time of year again when the South East gets smashed by afternoon storms.
From wild winds to pounding hail, Brisbane storms are not afraid to show their force causing widespread damage.
If you haven’t already storm-proofed your home and prepared for storm season, now is the time. Here’s how.
Storm proof your roof
Despite being one of the most vulnerable parts of a home during a storm, roofs are often left unchecked until it is too late.
“The single best thing you can do for your property when preparing for storm season is engaging a reputable roofing contractor to carry out a roof inspection, and a gutter clean if required.”
“Too often we attend to roof leaks at the height of storm season, that have resulted in catastrophic damage to the property which could have easily been prevented if we had been contacted a month or two earlier,” says Mick.
Regularly inspecting your roof for damage is just one way to prevent more expensive problems from occurring.
Check your Gardens!
With Brisbane’s wild winds unexpectedly sweeping through – it is important to remove any unnecessary outdoor equipment and green waste that you may have lying around on your lawn or patio. Not only will this make cleaning up after a storm much easier, but it also prevents damage to you and your neighbour’s property.
At the same time, check if any tree branches are hanging over your house or car that may need to be removed.
Seal up your house
Together, storms and humidity are a breeding ground for mould which can quickly creep up on your walls and furniture. So, ensure you properly seal your windows and ventilate your house post-storm by opening the windows and turning on fans. This will help quickly air out the property.
Plus keep in mind that, mould caused by poor ventilation is not covered by insurance as it is considered preventative maintenance.
Finally, be proactive! If you are a homeowner, ensure you are performing annual preventative maintenance to your property and that you have the appropriate insurance. Meanwhile, if you’re a tenant, report any issues immediately to your property manager, and keep a paper trail of all contact you make.
At the end of the day, Brisbane afternoon storms can appear unexpectedly. So it is important you take every step you can to protect your property by preparing for storm season.