How To Stay Storm-Safe Throughout The Year
When the word “Storm” is mentioned in the news, you can’t help but turn around and see for yourself what this natural calamity has done this time. You try and take a closer view as to which part of the world did it cause havoc upon this time. Everybody has grown wary of the effects of this natural calamity not only to themselves but also to countries all over the globe.
Here in Sydney, having storms is not a new thing. Storms are like seasonal visitors. Visitors who tend to destroy everything in their path. Because of this over familiarity concerning storms, we somehow have grown complacent about it because we have been used to having it around and having to repair everything that it destroys. The storm cells that wrought havoc across south east Queensland and Brisbane in late November racked up insurance bills of over $1 billion.
Emergency plumbers across Sydney, including ourselves, were run off our feet helping our personal customers get back on their feet and assisting our business clients to get their doors open again as soon as possible. However, no matter how many people rush into your side to offer help, you can never deny the fact that the damage has been done and that there are some things that will never be put back to the way it was before it got destroyed.
Due to this catastrophe, we were able to contemplate and learn that the old saying “Prevention is better than cure” is still applicable even up to this generation.
Preventing damage from storms, especially water damage, is much easier than the costly repairs that are required after it damages your assets.
The best methods of prevention are also of low impact, and don’t require much more than the investment of a little time and around $20.
You should start by cleaning your roof, gutters and windows. Having mini-dams in these watercourses can mean water flows into your roof or floods over the floors. And then, you should also make sure to secure all loose objects. Even though this sounds simple enough, people often overlook their outdoor environment. There were reports after the recent storms that a cigarette ash tray had smashed windows at a business after the high winds turned it into a rock-hard cricket-ball-sized projectile. Consequently, you should buy masking tape, large garbage bags, and stockpile plastic bags from the supermarket. These can serve as rough-and-ready window coverings to prevent water damage. If a window breaks, and can be stuffed with towels to create makeshift sandbags to divert water. Lastly, stock an emergency kit. Better be safe than be sorry.
When you need an emergency plumber anywhere in Sydney, our friendly and professional Plumbers at You Plumbing are just a phone call away on 1300 857 174 or enquire online via our website at http://www.youplumbing.com.au.