Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tip of the week - storms

I don’t usually send this type of email but with the storms coming up I thought it might be helpful.

Before the winter rain storms get under way, take some time to prepare your property and try to protect against damage. 

  • Check that all the gutters and downspouts are clear of debris, and try to direct the flow of water away from your home or building. 
  • If you have any broken or downed tree limbs remove them so they do not cause a hazard.
  • Even though the storm drain in your immediate vicinity might be your city’s responsibility, take a few minutes to check that it looks clear as well. 
  • Put away any outside furniture (or holiday decorations) that might be picked up by the wind. 
  • Make sure you have good, operating flashlights and radios, and that you and your family are prepared to be without power if necessary
  • Make sure to charge any electronics, cell phones, laptops etc, so that you have a way to communicate if power or phone lines go down.
  • Be safe, try to stay off the roads if possible! 
Keep in mind that your insurance policy will probably not cover losses caused by wear and tear.

Scott Hauge
Small Business California
2311 Taraval Street
San Francisco, CA  94116

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