This post is the second in a two part series on summer thunderstorm cleanup, junk hauling, and roll off container rental. If you haven’t read part 1 yet, I recommend you do before continuing.

lightning strike pictured. Roll off container rental for summer storm clean up.

Tips for minimizing the impact of summer thunderstorms: (continued)

  • Protect your electronics – lightning is a major threat to all the electronic gadgets in our homes. A nearby strike can cause what is known as a power surge, overloading any electronics that are plugged in. Surge protectors offer a degree of protection, but they vary quite a bit in quality and capability. The safest bet is to unplug electronics from the socket if there’s lightning in the area, not just switch off the power strip.
  • Inspect your roof – roof damage can lead to immense costs if significant quantities of water get into your home. Inspect your roof for any signs of damage before storm season starts, and inspect it after each major storm. Although roof repairs can be costly, they will end up running a much larger tab if the problem goes unsolved.

Summer storm clean up

Unfortunately, no matter how many precautions we take, no matter how thorough our preparedness, summer storms will always make a mess. After a big summer storm, it’s important to take stock of any damage or debris so you can get it cleaned up and fixed right away – that way it wont lead to bigger problems in the future. Let’s take a look at a couple things to check on after a big storm:

  • Downed trees, branches, or power lines – from blocking roads to smashing cars and homes, downed trees cause all sorts of problems. It’s a good idea to check for these first. If you see a downed power line, don’t approach it. Call the utility company and let them handle it.
  • Roof damage – wether caused by wind, hail, falling branches, or debris, roof damage can be very costly. Give your roof an inspection after each big storm and take care of any problems you find before you’re dealing with water damage inside.

No matter the size of your summer clean up, R&R containers has all of your junk hauling and roll off container rental needs covered. Need a pile of debris hauled off? Give us a call. Want to re-roof your home in preparation for the summer storm season? A roll off container is the perfect way to dispose of all those old shingles easily and efficiently.