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

  1. Clean out gutters at least once a year to prevent rainwater overflowing and getting into plasterwork and decorations.
  2. 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. 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. 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. Close and securely fasten doors and windows and make sure you secure any large doors such as those on garages.
  6. 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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More prevention tips

Now that you’ve prepared for floods why not help make sure your home is prepared for other weather events?

Storm Emergencies

What to do should a storm hit