What to Know About Preparing for Winter | SERVPRO® of Conway & Faulkner Counties
The winter holidays are sneaking up on us quickly. And while we may not experience the frigid, bitter cold snow storms that the northern region of the United States experiences, we can still have some cold temperatures.
Typical winter weather of snow and ice storms aren’t what you will find around here, at least not regularly. Thankfully, we get to experience winter and enjoy being outside, too.
But even though our winter weather is a little calmer than elsewhere, there are still some steps you should take to prepare:
Service your HVAC. We might not usually get frigid temps, but it is still plenty cold. You’ll want to turn on the heater, if you haven’t already! Have it inspected, ensuring that it’s working and operating safely. Having a professional come out might be in your best interest; you can never be too safe.
Make time for roof, gutter and chimney maintenance. We don’t get a ton of wintery precipitation, but we do get some, averaging at least one inch of snow per month over the winter. Just like rain, snow can cause flooding as well, no matter how much accumulates. Make sure you inspect your roof for loose shingles and secure flashing—and keep your gutters free of debris.
Insulate and seal. If you insulate your attic and seal your windows, you can help in keeping your home warm. By doing this, you are keeping the heat from escaping, which will come in handy in the other seasons as well.
Maintain your vehicle. Whether we’re dealing with a dusting of snow or simply a cold rain, it’s important to make sure your tires are in good shape. Have your car inspected, paying particular attention to the tires, the battery and the windshield wipers. It’s also a good idea to keep an emergency kit in your car in case something happens where you have to use your vehicle as shelter.
If winter weather or unexpected flooding causes water to damage your home, we’re always here to help. Contact SERVPRO to see how quick and easy it is to let the pros handle your cleanup and recovery.