Hurricanes are an inevitable way of life here in Florida. While we can never completely prevent damage, there are many things we can do to help lessen the impact a storm has on our home.
From boarding up windows to replacing old locks before evacuating, here are some tips for securing your home if you need to evacuate for a hurricane in Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Brandon, and the surrounding areas.
Board Up All Windows
When you know you are going to need to evacuate for a hurricane, prepare your windows by boarding them up with half-inch thick plywood, insulation board, or polycarbonate panels. Cut each board so it will easily extend at least one inch beyond the framing on all sides of your window, and use window clips or corrosion-resistant screws to secure the boards. If you use screws, choose ones that are long enough to reach at least 2 inches into the framing and drill them every 12 to 16 inches apart to securely fasten the boards.
Unfortunately, people who are traveling are often targeted by thieves. Some criminals assume that travelers are carrying large amounts of money, credit cards, and other valuables.
You should also consider home security concerns while you are away. Crafty criminals have been known to “case” houses to see when people are out of town.
That’s why the pros here at Cheap Lock & Key have put together a simple guide for how to travel securely to reduce the incidence of theft while you are out of town.
Keep your vehicle, trailer, and luggage locked down while traveling.
Many people enjoy traveling with their own personal vehicle. Some use large 5th wheels, luggage compartments, and travel trailers to enhance the traveling experience.
It’s important to keep your personal items locked down while traveling. You can purchase strong keyed locks to secure your 5th wheel or travel trailer, and you can also use heavy external locks for luggage compartments....