Wednesday, May 27, 2015

How to Prepare Your Home for Storm Season on Chicago's North Shore

Whether you've just moved into a new home on Chicago's North Shore, are planning to stay put this summer or have just started house-hunting, one thing is certain— summer tends to add a little more chaos to the mix!

Not only are North Shore residents ready to take on busier schedules, but the warmer weather always brings a storm or two to our area that can put a damper on plans. Homeowners would do well to prep for storm season now to avoid surprises down the road and of course, added stress and hassle that we could all do without!

Take the weekend to secure your home in Winnetka, Highland Park, Deerfield, Glencoe, Northbrook and you'll be ready to take on the summer with no worries:
  • Prepare an emergency plan for your family and designate a room in your North Shore home in which all of you will meet during a storm.
  • Cut and haul away any loose or hanging tree limbs that could cause damage during a storm.
  • Check all shutters and gutters on your home to ensure they are properly secured. If not, reattach.
  • Install surge protectors for expensive or sensitive electronics and appliances in your North Shore home.
  • Compile an emergency kit for storms, including batteries, flashlights, first aid kit, snacks, a weather radio and bottled water.
  • Take photos of your home (both inside and out), your cars, boat and valuables. You could need them later for insurance claims.
  • Store or secure your outdoor furniture as heavy winds can blow these into your home, causing serious damage.
  • Move all potted plants and outdoor items like bicycles, motorcycles and toys indoors or, if necessary, carefully secure them. 
Summer is a wonderful time on Chicago's North Shore, with fun events, warm temperatures and time for outdoor recreational activities. Don't let storms get in the way of your enjoying the season! 

As your real estate expert in Winnetka, Highland Park, Deerfield, Glencoe and Northbrook, I am happy to walk you through the home buying and home selling processes. Summer is perfect for making a move to your dream home! Have questions? Do not hesitate to give me a call!

Janie Bress
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