Help prepare for storms

There are a few precautions you can take to help protect your home against stormy weather. Just watch our short video, or see the steps shown below.

6 steps to help prepare for storms

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  1. Step one

    Clean out gutters at least once a year to prevent rainwater overflowing and getting into plasterwork and decorations.

  2. Step two

    Check for any damage to chimneys, roof tiles and TV aerials. Good home maintenance reduces the risk of more damage occurring during a storm. Or get a professional in to help. Also check any gates or fences.

  3. Step three

    Remove loose or overhanging tree branches from your property to prevent damage in a storm. You may need to speak to your Local Authority to see if any trees are protected.

  4. Step four

    If a storm is forecast, secure loose objects such as ladders, garden furniture or anything else that could be blown into windows and other objects and break them.

  5. Step five

    Close and securely fasten doors and windows and make sure you secure any large doors such as those on garages.

  6. Step six

    If you have a car, park it in a garage, or if you don’t have a garage, just make sure you keep them clear of buildings, trees, walls and fences.


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