During a hurricane, we take shelter from the inclement weather and make sure our loved ones are safe. After the storm is over and you take a peek outside, you may realize just how much damage the high winds have caused. Hurricanes can leave your backyard a mess with a lot of debris!
Need to clean up after a storm, but not sure where to begin? Read on for some tips.
Assess the Mess!
First and foremost, it’s very important to check that it’s safe to step outside by making sure the storm is over. In fact, the CDC recommends waiting until daylight to ensure you can see and avoid any dangers.
Survey the yard before leaving the safety of your home. Are there power lines down? Have any trees fallen? Are there pieces of debris that are an injury risk? Once you’ve determined that it’s safe enough to walk outside, carefully take a look around and assess the situation. Has the exterior of your home been damaged? Are there items in your backyard that are broken?
Take Safety Precautions
If there’s any debris that you decide to clean up by yourself, be sure to take all safety precautions possible. Wearing gloves, a hard hat, and goggles can help protect you. When the weather is hot, don’t forget to remain hydrated while you’re cleaning and take breaks in shaded areas or cool rooms.
Make a Plan!
Once you know what you’re dealing with, create a game plan for cleaning up the mess:
1.) Take photos of any damage in your yard and of your home for any necessary insurance claims.
2.) Make a list of any steps that need to be taken for the cleanup.
3.) Ask for help! Don’t try to remove any large, heavy pieces of debris or broken items by yourself. For your safety, consider hiring a professional junk removal company.
Want to find out how UnderCut Junk removal can help you remove all debris from your backyard after a storm? Visit undercutjunkremoval.com for more info, or give us a call at (516) 317-6203 for a free estimate.