Every year, storm season creates a number of threats for Jacksonville residents. Even if the storm doesn’t progress into a hurricane the area could still become subject to flooding, power outages, and contamination to the water supply. The threat of storm season is particularly stressful to those managing rental homes in the Jacksonville area. While the risk of damage and the process of making the proper precautions is still necessary, many people find the process less stressful with a professional Jacksonville property management specialist at the helm. Traditions Realty would like to present Property Management 101: Be Ready for Storm Season.
Be Ready for Storm Season
The only good thing about hurricanes is that they come with a decent amount of notice. Don’t wait until the bands come ashore to take precautions. While the storm is still sitting out at sea is the right time to get everything set just in case the worst should happen. Keep handy the contact information of a storm damage repair or a roof hail damage services contractor in case your house is hit hard, or if you can, tune up your home before the storm season starts.
Here are a few steps you can take to prepare your Jacksonville rental property:
- Make any repairs: Find out if there are any repairs that may need immediate attention like having to call a residential glass repair service to fix any cracked windows. Repairs like these are easy to take care of in fine weather but can become a nightmare during storms. If you are looking to invest to improve your property value while keeping it resistant to storms and weather changes take a look at these custom pergolas and pavilions. If you have any existing leaks in your house, then you may need to call in a roofing contractor as soon as possible.
- Contact your tenants: There is always a possibility of a power outage and flooded roads that will keep you stuck at home for days after a storm passes. Find out emergency contact information for your tenants if you don’t already have it, and let them know how they can best contact you should something happen to the property.
- Prepare the property for the storm: All yard equipment should be moved into the house, including tables, chairs, gardening equipment and other items. Check the windows of your home if it needs replacement windows. Make sure to put boards and shutters up over the windows and make sure that at least one working vehicle is full of gas and parked somewhere you’ll be able to use it. Also, get your roof ready for the storm with the help of a residential roofing contractor. If your home needs a new residential roofing installation, now’s the time to do it before the storm wreaks havoc on your property. If the garage door is automatic and the power goes out for several days your car could become inaccessible you better have the contact of Parker Garage Door Repair handy. You should also do a replacement entry doors on all doors in your home with new commercial door hardware. Also, have on hand company phone numbers in case you need emergency repairs such as emergency water damage restoration.
- Check your insurance: Make sure your homeowners insurance chicago is paid up to date and you understand what your policy covers and does not cover in regards to flood cleaning and water damage restoration, wind damage, storm damage, and while your at it, it may be a good time to check what your auto insurance covers.
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