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    Coping During the Winter Storms

    With the bad weather over Christmas and New Year causing havoc for many a household and with more storms forecast, most of us are now incredibly concerned about keeping our homes, ourselves, and belongings safe. As 50, 000 homes went without power on Christmas day and many properties experienced flooding, most of the UK understands that there is little that can be done to stop extreme weather from damaging your home, but there are some ways that you can help reduce the extent of the damage and upheaval to your daily life.

    For those who are concerned about the extreme weather and the effect it may have on their own home and life, here are some ways that you can protect yourself and home whilst staying safe during the storms.

    Listen to Local Authorities

    With wet weather having already caused plenty of disruptions throughout the UK, and more severe storms forecast, keeping track of national and local weather updates is one of the best ways to make sure you and your home are safe.

    By listening to national and local news and weather reports, you can establish what kind of weather is approaching your property and therefore what measures you can put in place to help keep it safe and protected. Being aware of what weather is heading your way, and listening to the advice of local authorities’ means that you can make suitable adaptions, and even prepare to evacuate should it become necessary.

    Have a Storm Kit

    Those in areas that are likely to be effected by the current storms may want to compile a storm kit that’s contains essential items that will help during and after a serious storm. Welly boots, raincoats, and warm clothes will help you keep warm and dry should your home lose power, and torches and candles will also come in handy. An emergency charger for a mobile phone is a valuable investment as it will allow you to call for assistance, and contact family and friends if needed.

    Those in areas that have a high flood risk may also want to invest in sandbags to place in doorways to help keep floodwater from entering your home and causing damage.

    Move your Belongings

    With flood warnings being issued throughout the UK, inhabitants may want to move their precious, expensive, and treasured belongings from ground floors to upper levels to prevent water damage should their homes become flooded. In some cases, medium sized valuable items can be protected by simply raising them from the ground level and onto a raised surface.

    Have Help at Hand

    Those who unfortunately have had their house become damaged due to harsh weather conditions such as the strong winds and flooding currently effecting the UK, will want to start repairs on their home as soon as possible. By making sure that you know of, or have access to, professional tradespeople such as those within our network, you can quickly start making enquiries and begin restoring and repairing your property back into the comfortable home that you know.

    Here at Find Me A Tradesperson, we are aware of how disrupting storm damage to a family home can be. Those who are unfortunately currently having to sort out and repair the damage of bad weather may want to check out our network of quality, trusted tradespeople and see whether any of their services can be of help.

    Monday, 06 Jan 2014

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