Queensland is known for its rapid changes in weather. In summer we may have a scorching hot day at the beach and get home in the evening to be hit with a destructive storm!

To minimise the damage that may occur in your home, Star BMS have put together an article to share some tips with you about how you can protect your strata complex and assist to avoid in costly repairs.

Building Insurance Valuations

Failing to have an accurate and up to date insurance valuation can result in inflated premiums or insufficient cover in the event of a claim. Our experienced quantity surveyors will provide you with an accurate insurance valuation, giving you peace of mind that should you need to claim this storm season, your valuation won’t cause any issues.

Trim trees and bushes

Heavy branches and overgrown trees and plants can be a major problem during storm season. Trimming back branches is generally not the type of task you can complete in your strata scheme within a couple of hours if you see a storm rolling in.

Keeping your strata property well-presented and maintained will not only maintain the value of your investment, but it will also keep you and other residents safe during storm season.

Protect windows and doors

Many strata properties have common property where all residents can enjoy function spaces, rooftops, BBQ areas and more! When a storm hits who is responsible for closing the doors and windows in these areas?

You may have a building manager that will be onsite to may sure everything is locked up to avoid water getting into your building. However, if your building does not have a building manager or they are not onsite at the time of a storm residents can assist by doing a quick walk around the building to ensure any doors and windows are closed up and safe from the harsh Queensland rain.

Remove any loose items of furniture

Many strata schemes are lucky to have many shared facilites that have seating areas, plants, bean bags and more! Now that we are beginning to enter storm season it may be a good idea to start creating a plan with your Committee and/or Building Managers who will remove these looser items and move them to a safer storage space to protect your scheme from the harsh winds and rain.

How can Star BMS assist your scheme when entering storm season?

Star BMS can assist your scheme to be storm ready this summer. We can provide accurate building Insurance Valuations in the event that you need to claim this storm season, provide you with a building management and maintenance systems program to ensure everyone is aware who is responsible for preparing your building when a storm is coming and provide any other suggestions that may be required to ensure your strata scheme is safe for all residents this storm season.

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