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Helpful tips to protect your home during hurricane season

Helpful tips to protect your home during hurricane season

By: Eli King | August 4, 2020 6:06 pm

: 5 Minutes to Read

If this year has taught us anything it’s that the world is unpredictable and things can change in an instant. Things we once took for granted like going to the coffee shop to meet friends, learning in a classroom face-to-face, and even simply going to work became challenging due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Furthermore, billions of people around the world were ordered to stay at home to help curb the coronavirus pandemic. Our homes are our safe haven so we Floridians are lucky to live in such a beautiful state but sometimes storms hit and if you’re not prepared it can be disastrous. Did you know more storms hit Florida than any other U.S. state?  Here are some tips to protect your home during hurricane season. 

Hurricane shutters

The windows in your home are highly vulnerable and more susceptible than any other area when it comes to your property. Protecting them with hurricane shutters and impact windows is not only a good idea but will save you money on your Homeowners Insurance. Are you adequately covered? Do you have confidence your insurer will be there for you if disaster strikes? And are you getting the coverages you need at the most favorable rates? These are issues we resolve every day at Chaisteli Insurance Group for people like you throughout the Fort Lauderdale region and beyond. Owners of modest homes to the most palatial waterfront properties count on our expertise to secure the ideal insurance policy. As well as separate flood insurance if required. And riders to protect personal valuables.

Protect your property from flood damage

According to AccuWeather, flooding is the most common natural disaster and can occur anywhere. When hurricanes carry drenching rainfall and deadly storm surge ashore, the chances that your home will experience some type of flood damage will skyrocket. Here are some tips to consider when it comes to protecting your property. 

  • Pile up sandbags at least 2 feet high as an effective barricade against floodwater
  • Park your vehicle on higher ground if possible
  • Unplug all your household electronics and consider a generator if  you lose power
  • Ensure your home and vehicle are insured against flood damage
  • Make sure your gutters and downspouts are free from debris

Prepare a home inventory

Knowing what items in your home is important but especially so if you’re preparing for a natural disaster. Record the item number and serial number will help ease the process of filing insurance claims and simply trying to remember the items will be challenging.

Keep your landscape free of debris

Fox News suggests pruning trees and removing dead branches well before the hurricane shows up. Also, remove any patio furniture and other loose items outside that can get blown around.

The sunshine state is a beautiful state to call home, with a beautiful mix of beaches, favorable weather, stunning park systems, and no shortage of entertainment and dining, its allure is unmatched. However, we are vulnerable to hurricanes, and being prepared makes all the difference in the world. Living in Florida poses a lot of challenges for the average consumer when purchasing insurance. At Chaisteli Insurance Group, we position ourselves as an agency that shares information and we educate the consumer for the versatile marketplace we face. Visit us online today and ‘like’ our Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date! 

Eli King

Elijeana King-Thompson, CPIA, is a highly experienced insurance professional, transformational leader, and certified high-performance coach, boasting over 30 years in the insurance industry. Her expertise encompasses navigating market shifts, consumer trends, and technological advancements. With a strong focus on educating clients about industry changes affecting their personal lives, especially in the context of Florida's unpredictable weather, Elijeana is committed to providing exceptional service and peace of mind. She specializes in reviewing and updating insurance products to align with clients' life changes, ensuring they receive the most relevant and effective coverage.