Spring Storm Tips for Framingham, Ma
Spring is finally here in Framingham, Ma. You know the saying “April Showers bring May Flowers.” It’s spring storm season for us and that means there are some simple things you can do to prepare for storms before they happen.
Here are a few tips to consider:
Trim trees: Make sure you remove dead branches that could end up being dangerous in a severe storm. Check to see if they are hovering near the power source to your home. The last thing you want is a large tree, or branch, to fall on your house.
Ensure sump pumps are working: Spring runoff and rainstorms can all result in flooded basements.
Secure backyard items: If you’ve received a warning that a severe storm is approaching, move items such as patio furniture, lawn chairs, propane tanks, grills, flags and poles, bird feeders, and hanging plants to your shed, or garage.
Be ready for power outages:
Think ahead: Make ice, lots of it. Fill up cans, bottles, or bags full of ice so you can ensure you have some whenever possible but also to ensure your food can stay cold for a little while.
Use a cooler: Add food that you want access to in the cooler so you can keep other immediate items in the fridge without constantly opening the fridge.
Extras: It’s always a good idea to have extra batteries, drinking water, and a good first-aid kit readily accessible.
If you find yourself in need of restoration for your home or business, give SERVPRO of Framingham a call at (508) 370-4400, we respond faster to any size disaster.