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Navigating Winter Weather With Confidence | SERVPRO of Sumter

11/17/2023 (Permalink)

residential driveway covered in ice with icicles hanging down from the vehicle parked there The winter season is almost upon us! SERVPRO of Sumter has your back with these helpful tips.

Now that the heat of the summer is behind us and we are in the thick of the fall season, it’s time to start talking about winter weather! While we are grateful that we don’t have to experience some of the more intense winter weather patterns like blizzards and subzero temperatures around here, winter weather can impact us in its own way.

Heavy rain, strong wind, sleet and the occasional flurry can all have an impact on our homes and make travel dangerous. Preparing ahead of time and addressing any potential damage right after the storm passes is crucial for keeping your family safe.

Getting Your Home Ready for Winter Weather

We always recommend staying home when the weather is less than ideal. Heavy rain or sleet can make travel more difficult and depending on the temperature, roads can be slick as well.

Instead, grab your weather radio and start gathering any supplies you will need to ride out the storm. Severe weather can knock out power at any time of the year, and the winter is no exception.

Being prepared with extra flashlights and batteries, your first-aid kit and extra blankets can help ensure that your family is safe and cozy in case the power goes out. You should also have a backup heating source if the power is out for more than just an hour or two.

Homes can cool down quickly if the heat is not working, so be sure you have a backup location in mind that you can head to if your home gets really chilly and the power will be out for the foreseeable future. Head to a friend’s home, a public space or a warming center nearby.

Addressing Your Home After the Storm

Winter weather can be really unpredictable, turning rain into sleet, ice pellets or even snow from time to time. After the storm is gone, take a look at your home start on any cleanup requirements right away.

Strong wind is often one of the most damaging parts of a winter storm, so check your roof and siding for damage. You should also be checking the vents around your home and removing any ice buildup around the grates. If carbon monoxide cannot safely escape your home, it can become a danger to everyone in your household.

How We Can Help Repair Your Home

If your home has suffered serious water damage or structural damage as a result of the storm, we want you to call us right away. Our team will be able to assess the damage, secure your home and get right to work restoring and repairing your space.

We will keep working until you are 100% satisfied with the final product, only stopping when your home has been successfully returned to its preloss condition.

Our team is always ready for anything! Contact us at SERVPRO of Sumter for a quick restoration after suffering damage from a winter storm.

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