Dependable Construction would like to take a minute to remind everyone that when a storm comes it can be very scary. We have put together a list of what every homeowner should do before, during and right after a storm has hit our area.

Before the storm:

  • Be sure trees and shrubs around your home are well-trimmed.
  • Clear away any loose debris around your home.
  • Clear clogged rain gutters and downspouts.
  • Secure all outdoor furniture, decorations, trash cans and anything else could get damaged in the winter weather.
  • Install a generator for emergencies.
  • Stock up on fuel for your generator.
  • Gather blankets and firewood to help keep your family warm in the event that the power goes out.
  • Take pictures of your home inside and out for insurance purposes.
  • Make sure you prepare a space for your pets.
  • Prepare a list of emergency numbers in case the power is out for an extended amount of time. Β (Include plumbers, electricians, the power company and roofing companies to contact for emergency repairs.)


  • Listen to the radio or TV for information.
  • Avoid using the phone except for serious emergencies.
  • Stay off the roads during the storm to allow emergency vehicles access to the roadways.
  • Bring your pets in out of the storm.


  • Keep away from loose or dangling power lines and report them immediately to the power company.
  • Stay out of any building that has water around it.
  • Inspect your home for damage.
  • Take pictures of damage, both of the building and its contents, for insurance purposes.
  • Call in a professional like Dependable Construction for any damages you need repaired.Β Lost


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