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Safeguarding Your Property During the Summer Months: Top Tips from Restoration Experts

As summer approaches, the warmer weather and longer days bring opportunities for relaxation and outdoor activities. However, the summer season also brings specific weather challenges that can put your home or business at risk. From intense heat and thunderstorms to potential water damage and increased fire hazards- it's crucial to take proactive steps to protect your property. We have created a guide to help you safeguard your property during this summer. 

1. Inspect Your Roof

Yes, we’re sure you’re sick of hearing it; but your roof is your first defense against the elements. Summer storms can bring heavy rain, hail, and strong winds, which can cause significant damage if your roof isn't in good condition.

  • Regular Inspections: Conduct a thorough inspection of your roof for any signs of wear and tear, such as missing shingles, cracks, or leaks.

  • We recommend having a professional do this. You can contact us by calling the appropriate number for your area or submitting a request

  • Gutter Cleaning: Ensure that your gutters and downspouts are clear of debris to prevent water backup and potential water damage. 

  • If you need professional gutter cleaning services, please call the appropriate number for your area or submit a request; we have a vendor for you! 

2. Check and Service Your HVAC System

Your HVAC system works hard to keep your property cool during the hot summer months. Regular maintenance is essential to ensure its efficiency and prevent breakdowns.

  • Filter Replacement: Replace air filters regularly to ensure optimal airflow and air quality.

  • Professional Servicing: If you need professional help, contact us by calling the appropriate number for your area or submitting a request. A professional HVAC inspection and tune-up can identify and fix any potential issues before they become major problems.

3. Safeguard Against Fire Hazards

With the increased use of grills, fireworks, and outdoor activities, the risk of fire can be higher during the summer.

  • Grill Safety: Always use grills at a safe distance from your property. Never leave them unattended while in use.

  • Firework Precautions: If using fireworks, ensure they are legal in your area and follow all safety guidelines. Keep a bucket of water or a hose nearby in case of emergencies.

  • Fire Extinguishers: Make sure you have working fire extinguishers accessible and everyone in your household or workplace knows how to use them.

4. Prepare for Storms and Power Outages

Summer storms can lead to power outages, causing disruptions to your daily life and business operations.

  • Emergency Kit: Assemble an emergency kit with essentials such as water, non-perishable food, flashlights, batteries, and a first-aid kit.

  • Backup Power: Consider investing in a generator to keep critical appliances and systems running during power outages.

  • Secure Outdoor Items: Bring in or secure outdoor furniture, umbrellas, and other items that could become projectiles in high winds.

5. Protect Against Water Damage

Summer storms and high humidity can also increase the risk of water damage.

  • Basement and Foundation: Check your basement and foundation for cracks or leaks and seal them to prevent water intrusion.

  • Sump Pump Maintenance: Ensure your sump pump is in good working condition and consider installing a battery backup in case of power failure.

  • Dehumidifiers: Use dehumidifiers in damp areas to reduce moisture levels and prevent mold growth.

By taking these proactive steps, you can enjoy the summer months with peace of mind, knowing your property is well-protected. ATP Restoration specializes in recovery from any unexpected events. Should you experience any damage or require professional assistance, please call the appropriate number for your area or submit a request; we have a vendor for you!

Kansas City Metro: 913-257-5825

Lake of the Ozarks: 816-456-2625

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