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NORFOLK, VA, July 21, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Summer thunderstorms are fairly common in this area. Many times,
they can lead to flooding, roof destruction and even electrical damage. Virginia residents who've experienced these storms can certainly attest to their strength and potential for destruction. Fortunately, there are simple ways to help protect homes against storm damage. For homeowners who always prep for the worst, HVAC giant Miller's Heating and Air Conditioning is sharing five proactive ideas.
1. Pay for a roof inspection.
Cracks and holes in a roof are one of the main causes associated with flooding. The fee for a roof inspection far outweighs the price a homeowner will pay should their roof collapse due to a bad storm. Get it inspected.
2. Trim large tree limbs.
Large tree branches are a huge storm hazard. Keep on top of trimming trees—especially older trees with huge limbs and unstable branches that are susceptible to high winds.
3. Put together an emergency kit.
Prepping an easily accessible emergency kit filled with batteries, bandages, canned food, water, extra clothing, flashlights and more can be a lifesaver if a storm knocks out power or causes home damage and injuries.
4. Install surge protection.
The best way to preserve electronics before a storm hits is with surge protection. These devices take the worry out of a storm ruining appliances, laptops, televisions or cell phone chargers. Miller's has licensed electricians who can install surge protection and provide peace of mind.
5. Install storm windows
Storm windows give an extra layer of protection when a bad thunderstorm hits. These are always a great investment for any homeowner.
For over 40 years, Miller's Heating and Air Conditioning has remained a powerful presence in the Hampton Roads community. From its initial start as a simple oil company to its growth into one of the area's leading heating, cooling, IAQ and plumbing businesses, Miller's has thrived because its customers trust the company's knowledge, honesty, reliability and professionalism. With Miller's, customers are guaranteed a trusted home comfort provider that is 100% committed to top-notch HVAC services, including AC replacement, AC repair and AC installation.
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