5 tips for preventing storm damage this summer in Palmetto Bay, Florida

As we transition to full-blown summer across South Florida and particularly in the southern suburbs of Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest and Cutler Bay – let’s keep in mind there’s a large possibility of severe thunderstorms, high winds and even hurricanes. To help ensure your home is protected from property damage throughout the months ahead, our experienced personal and commercial property insurance attorneys at Acle Law would like to share the following five ways you can help prevent storm damage this year.

 

  1. Clean gutters, drains and downspouts to clear out all the debris that has potentially accumulated and formed blockages that prevent your roof from draining correctly. Make sure you check that all the connections are securely set in place.
  2. Inspect roof for damage to ensure that your home is not damaged by seemingly harmless leaks. Wind-driven water can work its way under cracked or peeling caulk, loose or missing roof tiles, and even chipped or peeling paint.
  3. Check trees around your property for damage so you can identify any potential hazards such as dead or weak branches that are within falling distance of your home, utility lines or any other structures on your property.
  4. Keep an eye out for loose wires and damaged utility poles because this is the time to contact Florida Power & Light and not right before or after a storm.
  5. Look for signs of animal infestation such as mice, raccoons, birds and termites. Look for entry holes near eves or close to the ground and you should also check crawl spaces for animal droppings.

 

If you take preventative measures now, you may be able to save significant time, money and trouble this summer. If you experience a loss this summer in your Palmetto Bay home despite doing everything you could to prevent property damage, contact our experienced Florida property insurance attorneys at Acle Law Firm today at 305-447-4667 or visit Acle Law for a free consultation.