Winter Storm Damage
Did you know that a winter storm can cause significant damage to your home and property?
Winter storms can bring snow, ice, heavy winds and rains that can cause thousands of dollars of damage to your home. Here are a few ways that a winter storm can cause damage to your home:
Roof Damage. High winds can rip the tiles off your roof, and cause tree branches to fall on top of your roof, and they can fall through the roof and harm the inside of your home.
Frozen Pipes. Freezing temperatures can cause pipes to freeze and subsequently burst. This can lead to severe water damage in your home.
Ice Dams. An ice dam is a buildup of ice on the roof of your home. It occurs when melting snow refreezes and blocks other snow from draining properly. This can lead to a buildup of standing water that can then leak into your walls or ceilings.
How To Prepare
Here are some practical steps you can take to limit damage to your home during a winter storm, such as cleaning gutters and rain spouts in advance to prevent ice dams. You should also trim any tree branches that are too close to the house or to your power lines.
Before a winter storm arrives make sure you have purchased non-perishable food items, warm clothing, extra blankets and a battery operated radio.
If a winter storm causes damage to your home. SERVPRO of Conway & Faulkner Counties is here to help and we can be onsite right away to help you recover and get back to normal after a winter storm. Give us a call at 501-328-3301.