The Arrival of the Winter Season | SERVPRO® of Conway & Faulkner Counties
The official winter season is almost upon us, but we are certainly already starting to feel the effects. The temperatures are lower during the day, and there is a certain crispness to the air at night.
While the thunderstorm season may be on its way out, winter brings its own set of unique threats to your property and home. With some simple preparation, you can prevent the damage from even occurring!
One of the interesting things about the United States is how vastly different the winter season can be across the country.
We may be in for an interesting winter season here in Conway and Faulkner counties! With the predicted lower temperatures and higher chance of snow, we could see more white on the ground than we are used to.
We know that the weather can be unpredictable at times, so we need to be prepared for any scenario as we enter this winter season.
While a typical winter for our area consists of mild to moderate temperatures and snow only on occasion, we can still expect dangerous conditions from time to time.
Rain, sleet and icy conditions can not only be dangerous to you and your families, but also to our homes! When the temperature drops below freezing, it is important to drive carefully or stay off the roads entirely when it starts to rain or sleet.
The first thing you need to do is familiarize yourself with the types of weather that could affect us here in north-central Arkansas](https://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/winter/types/). While major snowstorms and blizzards don’t typically affect us, it is still important to understand how they develop and what the alerts for them look like.
Every household needs to have a fully stocked emergency kit, and your car should have a small kit as well. You never know when the weather could turn and create a dangerous situation for you.
No matter what happens this winter, weatherproofing your windows and doors can help lower your electric bill as well as prevent moisture buildup.
Outside your home, take a day to do a full walk around your property to repair any roof issues, clean out your gutters and trim any tree limbs that are hanging over your home. All of these steps can help prevent water and storm damage if a storm were to come through our area.
Winter can be a wonderful time to enjoy the coziness of the holidays and warmth of time well spent with family and friends. Just remember that your team at SERVPRO of Conway & Faulkner Counties is ready 24⁄7 if you need help. We will jump right into action so you can get back to enjoying all this season has to offer.
If you experience damage in a winter storm, call us. We have the experience and equipment to get your home back to normal.