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Preparing Your Home For Texas Tornado Season

It’s tornado season in Texas and we want our residents to be as prepared as possible. As a “family-first” kind of company, we at Real Property Management Highland believe that the safety of our loved ones is the first priority. Knowing these 5 tips on how to better prepare your home for these treacherous storms can really lift a weight off your shoulders in the long run.

  1. Make sure you close all interior and exterior doors in the household. This is a preventable measure you can take to potentially save the roof of your home. By closing all the doors and windows of the house, you are preventing the airflow from rushing into the home and allowing the roof to fly off.
  2. Know how to turn off your utilities. By doing so, you are preventing any further electrical, gas, and water damage the storm might cause.
  3. Avoid damage from any yard items that might become airborne in the storm. If you are safely able to bring in any furniture, grills, or sheds, do so to prevent these items from hitting any part of the property. Another thoughtful tip is to use shredded bark or mulch in your landscaping. Anything harder like gravel or rocks can break your windows if the wind was strong enough.
  4. Protect important documents. Living in a state like Texas where the weather is so unpredictable, it is important that you have your crucial belongings and documents safe and secure somewhere offsite or where you are able to access them online.
  5. Consider strengthening at-risk areas. During a storm, broken windows and broken garage doors typically get the most damage. Real Property Management Highland can work with you to find a contractor who will easily help you decide on what reinforcements can be made to your house to prevent any damage like that to happen in future dangerous storms.

Reach out to Real Property Management Highland for any more information on how our resources can help you better prepare your home from storm damage.

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