Roll-off Containers for Summer Storm Clean Up
Roll-off containers for summer storm clean up because let’s face it; hailstorms, windstorms, rainstorms, hurricanes and tornadoes have all touched Georgia in last few years.
Summertime storms work differently than those driven by dynamic jet-stream-driven systems, and it can be very, very difficult to see the severity on radar because they aren’t spinning or causing long-term strong winds that are more easily tracked like Spring and Fall storms.
Plus, a storm does not have to be ‘severe’ to bring strong winds that can uproot trees, heavy rain that can bring flash flooding, and dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning. Any storm has the potential to cause damage to your property.
High winds can loosen, lift or strip off roof shingles. Hail can pit or bruise roof shingles. Gutters can become clogged from leaves and asphalt granules or be completely ripped off.
Hail can shatter windowpanes. Be mindful of broken glass. Pieces of flying debris can make small holes or cracks in windowpanes, letting in the weather and letting out the cold air from your already hard-working A/C unit.
Water damage is probably the number one issue with storms. Check attic crawlspaces and basements for standing water.
Look for water stains on your walls or ceilings that can be caused by even the smallest leak.
Cleaning up outside
Be mindful of downed powerlines and trees when you first venture outside. Keep safety in mind as you begin clean-up.
Before you begin picking up debris take pictures so that you have documentation for insurance claims.
Children and pets should be kept away from flood waters. Flood waters can contain chemicals, dangerous material hidden just below the surface and snakes!
If you find chemical containers, place them in separate bags so that they don’t mix.
Use safety glasses, work gloves, heavy-duty trash bags, a respirator mask and waterproof work boots to tackle messy jobs.
Call your local roll-off container company to have a dumpster delivered to your door.
Items you can put in the roll-off container:
- Tree limbs and branches
Items you can’t put in the roll-off container:
- Wet paint
- Items considered to be hazardous waste- pesticides, gas, oil, mineral spirits, etc.
- Some appliances
A roll-off container will become your new best friend during storm clean up.
Since 1999, R & R Container Service has provided our residential, commercial, and industrial customers with superior, professional, and friendly roll off containers and waste management services. Call to schedule your container at 770-975-9554.