Storm Safety Checklist

As dumping rain from ex-cyclone Oswald continues through New South Wales after causing widespread destruction in Queensland over the weekend, we thought it would be a good time to remind you of what you can do around the home to ensure you’re minimising the risk of a disaster event damaging your property.

Identify dangers

The easiest thing you can do yourself as a home owner is locating loose objects in the backyard such as outdoor furniture and toys that may be a danger during strong winds or flash flooding. A secure shed or garage is a perfect spot for storing these items.

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Repairs and maintenance

Broken roof materials, blocked gutters and downpipes are other causes of damage from storms. Ask your local Hire A Hubby to come ensure your roof and gutters are in good condition, clear of leaves and rubbish to avoid blocked drains, overflowing and backyard flooding.

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Trees and branches

Large, loose branches and overhanging trees near your home are a potential hazard when a storm strikes. It is vital that you ensure surrounding trees are kept in a safe condition, so ask your local Hire A Hubby for a free quote on backyard maintenance before it’s too late!

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For further information about preparing for severe weather events, call Hire A Hubby on 1800 803 339 or visit www.hireahubby.com.au. The best time do something is now!

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