Prepping Your Home Each Season for Disasters

Jul 23 2019

Keeping your home damage-free from extreme weather takes a lot of work. It can also be hard to know where to start, especially since each season requires different maintenance. We’ve compiled a list of different home resources about all four seasons, so you can take the right steps to prevent damage at each weather-change.

Winter

Your Home’s Winter Checklist

Want an extensive list of what you can do to keep your home warm and dry all winter long? We know just how cold Minnesota’s winters can get, which is why we’ve created a helpful checklist you can follow every year to make sure your home is ready when the cold weather hits. This list covers everything, even tips for your car.
A large home covered in snow.

How to Protect Your Home From Harsh Winter Storms

If the upcoming winter is predicted to be especially cold, How to Protect Your Home From Harsh Winter Storms is a must-read. Ever wanted to know just how cold it can get in Minnesota? This piece includes a graphic about Minnesota’s lowest recorded temperatures, and some of the effects temperatures that low can have on your home.
A home covered in snow and ice on a cloudy day.

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

There are many resources about what to do about the outside of your home, but what about inside? Cold weather creates a higher risk for frozen pipes, which in turn leads to burst pipes and water damage. Because this is one of the more common problems you can run into during the winter, we decided to create a piece all about it.

Planning on going on vacation during the holidays? This resource includes what you should do to keep your house ice-free while you’re away too.
A pipe covered in ice.

Spring

5 Tips to Prepare for Spring Flooding

River flooding is a legitimate concern each year, especially when winters are full of snow, and spring starts with heavy rains. How do you prevent a flooded basement or roof leaks during spring? Be prepared! Here are our top five tips to make sure your home is ready for the coming flooding season.
A river running high with spring floods.

Spring DIY Safety: Electrical Safety Month

May is Electrical Safety Month! While these tips are made for specifically for May, they’re good tips to follow all spring long. Warmer weather means it’s the perfect time to get outside and do some maintenance work, since it’s not too hot and not too cold. However, it’s important to do it safely. Use these tips to help make your next electrical DIY project a success.
A pile of tools an electrician might use.

Summer

Preparing the Outside of Your Home for Summer Storms

Summer storms might not be as extensive as winter’s blizzards, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do some prep-work on your home. In fact, it’s even more important to wind-proof your home because summer means tornado season. Here are a few things you can do right now to make sure your home is ready for strong winds and thunderstorms.
A summer storm darkening the sky.

Preventing Fire: Propane Safety Tips

Summer is the perfect time for barbecues, but it’s also the perfect time for house fires. The warmer weather dries out grass, and improper use of propane can make your outdoor cooking activity turn into a fire emergency. If you’re planning on pulling out propane for your next event, make sure to follow these safety tips.

Someone screwing the lid of a propane tank.

A Guide to Fireworks in Minnesota

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in 2013 fireworks caused $21 million worth of damage directly to property. To avoid that risk, we’ve created a free downloadable guide to fireworks that outlines the different types of fireworks and how to safely use them.
Fireworks in the sky during a fireworks show.

Fall

Preparing Your Home for Fall Disasters

Fall is the perfect time to get some preparations before the cold winter sets in. Once all the leaves fall, you have some work cut out for you. If you don’t do the necessary prep between fall and winter, you are more likely to have ice dams or water seeping into your roof. Read our tips on how to prepare for those fall disasters.
Someone pulling leaves out of their home's gutter.

Did You Have a Weather-Related Disaster?

No matter the season, there’s always a risk for damage, whether it’s water, fire, or mold. We hope this list helps you properly prepare, but if you do find yourself faced with an emergency, give the experts at Rapid Restoration a call!

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