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How to Prepare for Bad Weather (Without Looking Crazy)

How to Prepare for Bad Weather (Without Looking Crazy)

Posted on:13 Aug, 2019 / Posted In: Generator Installation

There is a fine line between doomsday prepping and preparing your home for the unknowns life may throw your way. After all, we’re no strangers to wild weather here in the Chicagoland area, and there are plenty of weather events that could prove apocalyptic for your home, whether it’s newly-built or a century old. Many local homeowners have their methods for protecting their homes from the worst scenarios that can quickly arise. Many others have no idea where to even start. To that end, we’ve put together a list of ways you can prepare your home to weather the next storm, survive a prolonged power outage and stay afloat during flooding. After all, it’s not so much whether it will happen, but when; making sure your home is protected at all times can ward off the worst of it.

Common (and Dangerous) Situations

In our beautiful area, there are quite a few weather events which can (and will) show up depending on the season. Here’s a couple to keep in mind when you’re preparing your home for the weather.

  • Ice
  • Snow
  • Flooding
  • Thunderstorms
  • Tornados
  • Heatwaves
  • Severe cold

While these certainly differ in severity, all of these conditions can be dangerous to you and your property. As with everything else, prevention is better than cure: having the right plans, gear and other precautions in place will keep you protected, while spending less on home repairs when it’s all over.

Preparing for the Worst

Here are a few ideas for how you can protect your home (and yourself) when the weather gets bad.

Invest in a Standby Generator

One of the fastest ways to rack up the repair costs for your home is losing power during a severe weather event. When you’re flooding, for instance, the last thing you want is to lose your sump pump. From spoiled food to technological isolation, the effects of lost power can be wide-ranging. Talk to a local generator installer to learn more about the benefits of a standby generator.

Keep Your Home Repaired

This one may seem redundant, or even counterintuitive; why would you repair your home before a significant weather event? Think about it like this: if it rains and you already have a leaky roof, the damage to the interior home will be much worse as a result. If ice works into cracks already in your foundation, the same is true. Make sure your place is in good working order, and you’ll save on more repairs down the line.

Protect Your Electricity

Homeowners with external electrical outlets should always make sure they are shielded, particularly when there is rain involved. You can always speak with an experienced electrician and have your current setup inspected. Luckily, the generator experts at Generator Technologies Inc. are also happy to help you with all of your home’s other electrical concerns as well!

Contact Gen-Tec Today!

At Generator Technologies Inc., our team can help you keep your home’s electrical systems protected during periods of extreme weather. After all, maintaining your home’s power is especially important when dangerous weather is afoot. No one wants to spend extra cash on costly repairs afterward. Reach out to us today to learn more!

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