Now that Autumn is here, we need to prepare for winter storms in Medina County, Gateway and Western Lake County Ohio
Cold weather can challenge a home owner. Many winter storms last for days on end and can easily cause major problems for those who are not prepared. A winter storm can knock out the power and heat in your home. Ice, snow, and sleet can cause major damage to your roof, siding, driveways, and walkways. Sometimes we even have to deal with the occasional unseasonal warm up, followed by thunderstorms and tornado warnings. Here are a few things to watch out for during a winter storm.
Flooding — Freeze and thaw cycles can damage pipes and cause them to burst, leading to water damage and flooded areas that need emergency water restoration services.
Roof leaks — Frozen ice on your roof that melts and then refreezes can cause ice dams, they may even block your drainage pipes. Heavy snow and ice can break through your shingles. High winds and hail from winter storms can all damage your roof, leaving your home exposed to water damage.
Fires —Fires can often happen during a winter storm. An unattended fireplace, soot filled chimneys, or even space heaters placed to closely to flammable objects can cause fires.
If you experience water or fire damage due to a winter storm, call SERVPRO of Medina County/Gateway/Western Lake County for your emergency water and fire cleaning services at 1-800-933-7179.