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Tips to prepare your house for a storm

As storm season approaches here in the Tampa, FL area, ensuring your house is adequately prepared is essential. Here are some tips from us at Morgan Insurance Services to help you prepare: 

  1. Clean out your gutters and downspouts – Make sure that any debris in the gutters is cleared away, as this can cause water to back up against the roof and walls during heavy rainfalls. 
  2. Repair any damaged siding or roofing – Check that all your shingles are secure and that any loose boards or siding are properly nailed down. Caulk around windows and doors to help keep moisture from seeping into the house’s interior. 
  3. Trim trees and shrubs – Trimming dead branches off trees is essential for reducing potential damage from wind and reducing the chances of them falling on your home if a storm causes strong winds. 
  4. Store outdoor items safely – Bring patio furniture, potted plants, toys, etc., inside before a storm hits, or store them in a shed or garage if available. 
  5. Know where your main electrical switch is located – It’s wise to know how to shut off power in case of an outage caused by a storm or other emergency situation. 

Following these tips from us at Morgan Insurance Services ensures you are better prepared for storms this season! At Morgan Insurance Services, we are proud to serve the Tampa, FL area and would be happy to help you find a homeowner’s insurance policy that meets your needs and your budget.