Thunderstorms can bring severe weather.
Thunderstorms are common throughout Southwestern Ontario. Thankfully practicing safety during these events can help reduce chances of damage to your property.
Severe thunderstorms can produce high winds, heavy rains, hail and lightning.
Storm Safety outside your home:
Inspect you roof regularly for missing or loose shingles.
Clean your gutters at least twice yearly.
Bring in or secure patio furniture, potted plants or anything that could become projectiles in high winds.
Trim trees near your property to reduce dead limbs from falling.
Storm Safety inside your home:
Keep a radio, flashlight and batteries handy.
Have an emergency preparedness kit nearby.
Designate a safe room for your family to take shelter, it should be an interior room without windows.
Use surge protectors on every outlet in case of lightning strikes.
Being prepared can drastically reduce the damage severe weather can bring. If damage to your home or business does occur SERVPRO of Guelph is Here to Help 24/7.