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Safely Navigating Chilly Winter Weather | SERVPRO of Conway & Faulkner Counties

11/17/2023 (Permalink)

snowy highway with vehicles driving in a squall The winter season is almost upon us! SERVPRO of Conway & Faulkner Counties has your back with these helpful tips.

The winter season is upon us, and it is time to start thinking about the potential for severe winter weather. While we are less likely to experience a catastrophic blizzard or a deep freeze, our community is still at risk of suffering through our own kind of winter weather.

Heavy rain, sleet, wind and temperatures below freezing can cause all kinds of issues for our homes, and it is not out of the question to experience minor snowstorms from time to time. Preparing ahead of time for these different scenarios can keep your entire family safe and reduce the risk of damage to your home.

Preparing for the Storm

Once the forecast has been predicted, we suggest you head for home and stay there! Traveling during winter storms can be dangerous if sleet, ice or snow are on the roads.

Instead, hunker down and start gathering your emergency supplies to help you stay comfortable in case the unexpected occurs. Severe weather can impact your home for hours or even a few days, so having what you need can keep you safer.

Locate your extra flashlights and batteries, emergency candles, and extra blankets in case the power goes out. You should also have a backup heating source like a fireplace to use to help you stay warm.

Depending on the temperature outside, your home may start to cool down quickly if we lose power. Keep a different location in mind that you can head to if your home becomes too uncomfortable to stay in. Communicate with a friend and go to his or her house, or head to a public space if needed in order to stay warm.

Addressing Any Home Damage

Winter weather can come in all shapes and sizes, quickly turning rain into sleet, ice pellets or a sheet of ice that covers the ground. After the storm has blown on, use caution and take a look at your home to get started on any cleanup needs.

Strong wind and ice are usually the most damaging parts of a winter storm in the Conway area, so check your roof and siding for signs of broken materials or missing shingles. You should also evaluate each vent leading from your home and clear off any ice buildup quickly. If your vents cannot safely expel carbon monoxide, it can easily back up into your home and become really dangerous for your family.

Where Our Restoration Team Comes In

Storms can cause all kinds of damage to your home, but we can help you recover no matter what happens! If a tree falls on your roof, we will secure your space and address repairs. If the temperatures drop below freezing and a pipe bursts in your basement, we will dry out the area and replace the pipe.

Our team is here for you 247 to help you recover, all you have to do is get us on the phone after you discover damage. We will take it from here.

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

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