Between spending lazy days by the pool and visiting pumpkin patches and apple orchards, it’s easy to understand why summer and fall are the favorite seasons of many. While there is nothing wrong with indulging in the fantasies of the summer and fall seasons, that doesn’t mean that each season doesn’t also come with some harsh realities. And one of those harsh realities is hurricane season. Hurricane season impacts countless people across the country, and it goes every year from the beginning of May until the end of November. That’s a long time to leave you, your loved ones, and your home unprotected. 


You can avoid irreparable damage or costly repairs caused by hurricanes by expecting the unexpected. There are things you can be doing now to ensure the safety of your family and to leave the quality of your property intact if a hurricane hits close to home.  


Here are a few ways to prepare your home for hurricane season this year and every year:


Stock up on Plywood

Scared that the lack of shutters on your home’s windows could lead to extreme damage during hurricane season? Not to worry! Having plywood on hand is an inexpensive way to protect your windows from airborne projectiles during severe weather. 


Get a Surge Protector

Brian Acton’s recent article in USA Today encouraged readers to purchase a surge protector for their home, as it will could come especially in handy during hurricane season. This is because power surges can occur instantly during a severe storm and can cause drastic damage to your home’s appliances and electronics. Adding a surge protector to your electrical panel or using power strips that come with surge protectors is a budget-friendly and easy way to protect your property. 


Make an Emergency Kit

Having either a pre-sold emergency kit or a homemade one will be critical to keeping you and your loved ones safe in the event of an evacuation. Reader’s Digest recommends that a proper kit must include three days worth of water for all family members, three days worth of non-perishable foods, necessary medication, important documents, a flashlight, batteries, and a radio. You should also include items you’d find in a standard first aid kit, such as band-aids and gauze. 



When it comes to helping you prepare your home for hurricane season, trust your friends and experts at Beach Electric. Beach Electric prides itself on providing exemplary customer service. 



We take every measure to ensure you are satisfied with all your residential and commercial electrical needs and will do whatever it takes to earn your business and remain lifelong clients.  Beach Electric has been serving the Cocoa Beach area for a number of years. We pride ourselves on being large enough to provide professionalism and reliability, yet small enough to provide personalized service. Call Beach Electric today at (321) 783-7030 to speak with one of our electrical experts and hear what we can do for you. There is no job we consider too big or too small-we’re ready to help. Visit our website for more information today.



Sources:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2017/07/15/9-affordable-ways-prep-your-home-hurricane-season/472268001/

https://www.rd.com/home/improvement/how-to-prepare-house-for-hurricane/