3 Steps to Improve Your Safety during a Storm
Tools & Tips
When a major storm hits there is often a lapse in time between when the damage occurs and when a professional is able to come out to your house.
Below are a few steps to improve your safety and preventive measures to take to help avoid any additional damages from water or debris.
- Primarily, if it appears unsafe or dangerous for you to examine the damage closely please wait and do not change anything. If a tree or power line falls on your home there will likely be structural damage and getting on the roof could be dangerous. The Electrical Safety Foundation International cautions “Never touch a fallen power line or drive through standing water if a downed power line is nearby.”
- If it is possible to get into the attic and there is no fear of harming yourself, preventing any additional water from entering your home is a helpful first step. Collect and dispose of any standing water in your attic, and then if possible, patch the hole with a supportive item such as cardboard and cover with a tarp.
- If tree damage is causing the issue it is important to contact an arborist. The tree must be removed first before a roofing or remodeling contractor can assess the damage effectively.
Remember that your safety is the number one concern. If you find yourself in this kind of situation please do not hesitate to call The Roofing Company at (757) 903-0050. We are here to help you!