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Be Prepared for the Hurricane Season

If you live in South Florida you and your family are exposed to Hurricanes year by year. Hurricane Season starts June 1st each year and goes until November 30th. Even we already have excellent forecast methods to anticipate the storms and the path they will have thru the Atlantic Ocean it is important to be prepare with time, remember even if the hurricane do not landfall you can be at risk.

These are some recommendations before the season starts

PREPARATION BEFORE THE SEASON

  • Make a list of everything you will need at home for a hurricane
  • Investigate the Season Forecast to be prepared and informed. Pay attention to local weather reports
  • Know where to go, Investigate all evacuation routes.
  • Investigate shelters near you, take into consideration that if you have pets you will need a shelter that allow them 
  • Make sure your home meets building codes for withstanding hurricanes, and they have storm shutters or Impact Glass windows and doors.
  • Make maintenance to your Impact Glass windows and doors.
  • Repair your Impact Glass windows and doors if need it, if they are not working properly 
  • Buy a First Aid Kit
  • Have the proper tools, supplies, batteries and flashlights
  • Make a family emergency communication plan.
  • before hurricane season trim or remove damaged trees and limbs to keep you and your property safe.
  • Purchase a portable generator or install a generator for use during power outages. (NEVER try to power the house wiring by plugging a generator into a wall outlet.)

These are some recommendations to be prepared before the storm, during the storm and after the storm. Don’t wait until last time to be prepare.

PREPARATION BEFORE THE HURRICANE

  • Buy no perishable food and plenty of water for several days for you and your family 
  • Pay attention to local weather reports and evacuation alerts
  • Make sure you have plenty of fuel
  • Have a secure room available
  • If your house is not prepared for a hurricane or is not safe enough go to a shelter or to a family or friend home that is secured.
  • Protect windows and doors
  • Secure outside objects
  • Talk with your family about the plan you have for the hurricane and evacuation Stay in Secure Room.
  • Close storm shutters, and stay away from windows.
  • Buy a gas stove for cooking, remember power could be out 
  • Take cash and copies of your critical information if you need to evacuate
  • But all the medications you need
  • Turn your refrigerator or freezer to the coldest setting and open only when necessary.
  • Charge your cell phone so you will have a full battery in case you lose power.
  • Keep your car in good working condition, and keep the gas tank full; stock your vehicle with emergency supplies and a change of clothes.

DURING THE STORM

  • Remain indoors
  • Stay away of windows and doors or go to your safety room
  • Pay attention to weather news and bulletins
  • Do not use the phone or candles
  • Have supplies on hand.
  • Control water and food consumption, be sure you don’t eat and drink everything in a short period, be prepare for the damages after the hurricane.
  • let friends and family know where you are.

AFTER THE STORM

  • Pay attention to local weather reports and be sure the storm has completely passed before going out
  • Be patient
  • Report downed power lines, and stay away from them.
  • Report health issues and house damages
  • Check-in with family and friends by texting or using social media.
  • Avoid flood water as it may be electrically charged from underground 
  • Photograph the damage to your property to assist in filing an insurance claim.

Prepárese para la Temporada de Huracanes

Si usted vive en el Sur de la Florida, usted y su familia están expuestos a los huracanes ano tras ano. La temporada de huracanes comienza en Junio 1ro y se prolonga hasta Noviembre 30 de cada ano. Aunque contemos con excelentes métodos de predicción para anticipar las tormentas que se forman en el Océano Atlántico y el rumbo que toman estas, es muy importante prepararse con tiempo, recuerde que, aunque un Huracán no toque tierra usted puede estar en riesgo.

Aquí encontrara algunas recomendaciones antes de que la temporada empiece

PREPARACION ANTES DEL INICIO DE LA TEMPORADA 

  • Haga una lista de todo lo que necesitara en su casa para la llegada de un huracán
  • Investigue los pronósticos de la temporada para estar preparado e informado. Preste atención a los reportes locales del clima 
  • Investigue las rutas de evacuación, es importante saber a dónde ir en caso de un huracán
  • Investigue Refugios cerca de usted, tenga en consideración que si usted tiene mascotas no todos los refugios permiten su ingreso
  • Asegúrese de que su casa o apartamento cumpla con todos los códigos de construcción y protección contra huracanes, es importante tener ventanas y puertas contra huracanes o shutters (persianas de aluminio)
  • Si su propiedad tiene Ventanas y/o puertas de Impacto contra huracanes verifique que estén en buenas condiciones y sean operables, realice un mantenimiento o las reparaciones necesarias para que funcionen bien. Si las puertas no están funcionando bien esto puede poner en riesgo su integridad como puertas de impacto.
  • Compre un botiquín de emergencia
  • Tenga las herramientas adecuadas, provisiones, baterías y linternas
  • Haga un plan de emergencia familiar y discútalo con su familia
  • Antes de que comience la temporada pode árboles y remueva ramas que puedan presentar un peligro para su propiedad o su familia
  • Compre un generador portable de electricidad para usarlo si hay cortes de energía. Instálelo en un lugar por fuera de la propiedad donde esté protegido del agua (NUNCA trate de conectar el generador en los enchufes de las paredes de su propiedad)

A continuación, encontrara otras recomendaciones adicionales para tener en cuenta antes, durante y después de un Huracán. No espere hasta el último momento para preparase.

PREPARACION ANTES DE LA LLEGADA DEL HURACAN

  • Compre comida no perecedera y agua suficiente para varios días para cada miembro de su familia
  • Preste atención a los pronósticos del tiempo, los informes del clima y las alertas de evacuación 
  • Asegúrese de tener combustible suficiente en sus autos
  • Acondicione un cuarto seguro en su propiedad, preferiblemente que no tenga ventanas, en caso de que sea necesario refugiarse
  • Si su casa no está preparada para un huracán o no es lo suficientemente segura diríjase a un Refugio o a casa de un familiar o amigo donde pueda estar seguro
  • Proteja ventanas y puertas
  • Asegure o entre los objetos que tenga en su patio o balcón y que puedan salir volando durante el huracán
  • Hable con su familia sobre el plan que tiene en caso de que una evacuación sea necesaria
  • Resguárdese en una habitación segura
  • Cierre los sutes y aléjese de las ventanas
  • Compre una estufa de gas donde pueda cocinar, recuerde que puede haber cortes de energía
  • tenga cash (dinero en efectivo) disponible y saque copias de todos los documentos importantes que pueda necesitar en caso de una evacuación 
  • compre con anticipación los medicamentos que necesite
  • encienda su refrigerador y/o congeladores al nivel máximo de enfriamiento y solo ábralos cuando sea necesario
  • cargue su celular para que tenga suficiente batería en caso de que no haya energía
  • mantenga su carro en buenas condiciones y llene el tanque de la gasolina; abastézcalo con provisiones de emergencia y mudas de ropa.

DURANTE LA TORMENTA

  • Permanezca en el interior de su casa
  • Aléjese de las ventanas y las puertas y resguarde en su cuarto de seguridad
  • Preste atención a los reportes locales del clima y los boletines informativos
  • No use el teléfono ni velas
  • Tenga provisiones a la mano
  • Dosifique el consumo de comida y agua, asegúrese de no consumirse todas sus reservas en pocos días, este preparado para los danos después del huracán.
  • Repórtese con su familia y/o amigos y déjeles saber dónde va a estar.

DESPUES DE LA TORMENTA

  • Preste atención a las noticias locales sobre el clima y asegúrese que la tormenta ya termino antes de salir de su casa
  • Sea paciente
  • Reporte líneas eléctricas que hayan sido derrumbadas durante el huracán y aléjese de ellas
  • Reporte problemas de salud, lesiones y danos en su casa de ser necesario
  • Repórtese con su familia y amigos usando mensajes de texto o las redes sociales.
  • Evite inundaciones ya que pueden estar cargadas eléctricamente
  • Tome fotos de los danos en su propiedad en caso de que necesite hacer una reclamación al seguro.

What should you do when your sliding door is malfunctioning?

Everything has a lifespan. At some time or other, fittings installed in your home may start to fail once they are used for some time. Sliding doors are such fittings that would tend to malfunction particularly due to excessive use. Mainly the issues may associate with the wheels of these doors; you should probably look for wheel replacement Miami in this case. However, by addressing these matters as soon as you notify them, you can minimize the severity, and the repairing cost would be significantly different. 

You must be vigilant from the point you notified the slightest malfunction with your sliding door. If it doesn’t slide smoothly and tend to stuck, you should immediately address the situation. Keeping such doors for long without addressing the issue will eventually make the situation worse, and you may have to bear a larger repairing cost. This is what you should do to minimize the damage. 

See if wheels are not dislocated 

When used for some time, wheels of the sliding doors may tend to get dislocated. Even a slight dislocation may cause the door to slide improperly. This is not a reason for you to go for a wheel replacement Miami. The problem can be addressed using a simple method; all you have to do is to lift the door a little and shake it. Once you place the door back, be sure that the wheels are put  on the track. 

Remove the dust and grit 

Depending on the type of the environment, the rollers accumulate dust, grit and other particles. At a certain point, these substances will hinder the functionality of the wheels. Observe the wheels carefully and see if they have such substance. If so, use a brush and clean the track to get the door back to its smooth functionality. 

Lubricate the track if necessary 

Sliding doors are affected by traction significantly. The traction will gradually increase over the time if the track is not lubricated properly. So, if you find that the door is malfunctioning, you should look if it needs to be lubricated. If you find that the wheels are exceptionally dry, the problem can be solved just by lubricating the tracks. However, you should make sure that you get the right kind of lubrication. 

Nothing works? Then you should get the assistance of a professional

Even if you try all the methods mentioned above, and still you cannot get the door back to the normal functionality, you should probably go for a professional as it might require wheel replacement Miami too. Make sure that you opt for a service provider that has a good reputation and experience pertaining to sliding door repairs. Impact Glass Service is such vendor that has gained an exceptional reputation in the industry. They have a dedicated and professional staff to visit your residence and repair your troublesome sliding door. Apart from sliding door repairs, they offer various other services for modern house owners. You may contact them via (561) 244-5296 for more information and FREE QUOTATION!

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