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Tips for Preparing for Water, Fire and Storm Damage in the Next Ice Storm in Charleston South Carolina

Posted: 17 Sep, 2014 by:

No that’s not a typo: we do get ice storms in South Carolina, as anyone who was around earlier this year can attest to that.  But, why bother preparing for these freak storms?  First, they may not be as infrequent as we’d like.  Perhaps we won’t see another one for years, but there is always a chance we could get another one this winter.  But, here’s the real reason why prepping for an unlikely ice storm in Charleston, South Carolina makes sense.  Those storms deliver a wide variety of damage—flooding, fire (from shorted power lines), and serious storm damage.  Prepare for an ice storm and you’re prepared for many different disasters.

Contact the Disaster Experts

One of the most important steps is the easiest. Grab our phone number, 800-952-6106 and keep it handy.  We’ll help you bounce back fast because that’s the only thing we do.  We get people back on top of the impossible. We’ve done flood, fire, storm, mold and everything in between. And, we’ve been helping people and business for decades.

Preventing Storm Damage

If you’ve looked at the damage done this spring and are saying, “never again,” there’s much more you can do.  First, inspect power lines to make sure they are not near trees, and arrange to have any trees that are too close cut back or cut down in advance.  The more likely you are to have power throughout the storm, the easier it is to mitigate other damage.  Second, buy some fire extinguishers so you can react quickly.  That expression about saving money for a rainy day has stuck with us for a reason: storm damage costs money, for repairs or and replacing anything that isn’t fully covered by insurance.  Spending a small amount of money now on a fire extinguisher could save you an incredible amount of money from fire damage in the future.

Play it Safe in a Storm

Most important, stay out of the storm when it hits, whatever the storm may be: severe thunder, ice, tornado, it doesn’t matter. Keep safe.  One last prep step for a storm in Charleston, South Carolina:  Put a smile on your face. If the storm never hits, it means you’ve over prepared.  But you get to sleep better at night.  We’re the company that hopes we never hear from you because you’re so well prepared.  But we’re also the company that has your back in the toughest of times. Don’t hesitate to call.

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