- Because storms can be extreme
- Because your home could be damaged
- Because getting damage put right is important
With recent storms battering our country with more to follow, these tips could help: -
- Stay clear of the sheltered side of boundary walls and fences as if these fail they will collapse on this side.
- Bear in mind that flat roofs have a limited lifespan and must be regularly checked.
- Contractors are likely to be extremely busy until weather conditions improve.
- Take advice from your insurance provider regarding temporary repairs.
- Where practical, ensure any moveable objects on your property, such as garden furniture, rubbish bins and ornaments are secure or store them away.
- Close and secure any loft trapdoors, particularly if the roof pitch is less than 30 degrees.
- Arrange repair or replacement of any slipped or cracked tiles as soon as possible.
- Check for cracked or loose cement around ridge tiles and chimneys and arrange repair as soon as possible. Replace any brickwork and fill cracks in rendering.
- If it is not possible to park your car in a garage, leave it in a sheltered area away from trees or other objects that are a hazard during stormy weather.
Do not: -
- Go outside to access or repair any damage while the storm is in progress
- Walk too close to walls, buildings and trees as they could have become weakened.
You may find the following links helpful: -
The Met Office: - https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/
Should you smell gas, call the emergency number 0800 111 999
National Grid for further information: - https://www.nationalgridgas.co...
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