Are You Prepared to
Stay Ahead of the Storm?
- Ensure that your home is covered by flood insurance at least 30 days before hurricane season begins.
- Check your roof for hanging shingles and leaks. A properly maintained roof will help prevent water damage.
- Have a home standby generator to ensure your power can be restored.
- Store important documents in a metal strongbox and keep important files on a portable flash drive.
Severe Storm Season
- Have a backup power source in case of an outage. A Cummins home standby generator can safely power your home and effectively power your sump pump in the event of flooding.
- Trim trees that could damage your home and inspect your roof for leaks, especially after a rough winter.
- Include your power outage disaster kit in your spring cleaning. Replace batteries and older items, and make sure everything is in working condition.
- Replace the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
Heat Wave Conditions
- Consider a home standby generator, like the Cummins QuietConnect,that will turn on automatically to keep your A/C running, even when you lose power.
- Upgrade your windows and weather-strip doors to keep heat out and cold air in.
- Stay hydrated, and never leave children or pets alone in hot vehicles – even for a second.
- Install awnings, blinds or light-colored drapes. Keep them closed to reduce sunlight and heat.
Winter Storm Season
- Do not overexert yourself in cold weather. Strenuous activity, like shoveling snow, can increase your chance of a heart attack.
- Have a plan for family and pets in case of separation or travel issues.
- Keep a prep kit in your car. Be sure it includes water and non-perishable food.
- To keep your house warm during an outage, a home standby generator is a key component.
Content provided by Cummins Power Systems.