Among the many types of damages that can occur to your home, flooding is not only the most expensive, but is also the most commonly occurring natural disaster to affect homes, families and commercial properties within the United States.
Picturesque displays of lightning can be highly captivating to the casual onlooker but in reality these forces can bring up to and over a million volts of electricity. Lightning, along with its visual beauty, brings extreme inconsistency as to where it will strike next. While it is probably not widely acknowledged, lightning is indeed the most menacing and frequently encountered weather hazard that most people encounter each year. A direct strike can not only tear through roofs and ignite fires but a secondary strike can potentially hit a nearby tree or power line producing structural damage and causing unwanted surges into your home respectively. Additionally, lightning strikes are the number one cause of damage to submerged well pumps. Lightning can also create havoc on appliances and electronics in your home, which, along with structural damage, can prove to be costly.
A weather forecast calling for gusting winds is most often overlooked by the public. Perhaps it does not sound as bad as a “winter storm warning” or a “hurricane watch”, but unfortunately, the power of wind is highly underestimated. The force of wind is something that should not be taken lightly, and its threat to the safety of your home should not be ignored.
Minimize your risks for home damages and danger by following these tips the next time the weather man is calling for strong winds:
Bring in and Secure Outdoor Items
Most people keep unsecured items out during weather conditions of high winds, and only realize that they should have secured them after one of those items flew through the window of their home or blew away down the street. Objects left outdoors during wind storms generate two kinds of predicaments. They can potentially injure your home, property, family and others and can also be lost or ruined, creating a financial loss for you and your family.
Atlantic Hurricane Season 2017; Being Prepared
The winter season has finally arrived, bringing us the first snowfalls of the year! While the snow brings on joy and peace as children gear up to go play and families curl up by the fire to watch the snow cover the ground, the snow can also create hazardous situations that we all must be aware of, prepare for, and always remember.
Everyone remembers Hurricane Sandy and the severe damage it caused throughout the state of New Jersey. As towns, homes and families have mended over time, the devastation of these natural disasters are never forgotten, and the horrifying truth of the matter is that Hurricane Sandy’s wrath was small-time in comparison to the most powerful storms that have swept across the state in past years. Below are some of the most devastating storms to strike the Garden State:
As a restoration company licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, we understand that local weather patterns have the ability to cause remarkable damage to a person’s home and/or business. Typically, damage can be caused by tropical storms, hurricanes, and even tornados consisting of high winds, lightening strikes, fallen trees, and heavy rain, which can be extremely frightening for you and your family.