When Winter Storms Get Strong | SERVPRO of Talladega, Clay & Randolph Counties
There aren’t a lot of people in this area who love winter, and when a winter storm moves in, it can cause a lot of chaos. They may not happen often, but when they do, we can see snow, ice and freezing temperatures.
Because our winters can bring such a wide variety of weather, being prepared is the best way to protect both your home and your family. When you are prepared you ride out anything winter brings us.
When winter weather is moving into the area, it is important to start gathering supplies early so that you can stay off of the roads through the worst parts of the storm. Cold rain, ice, snow and winds can create dangerous driving conditions.
If you don’t already have one, invest in a weather radio. It’s common for winter storms to knock out power, and sometimes it can be out for a while. Ahead of a storm is the perfect time to build up your emergency supplies.
Make an emergency kit with flashlights, batteries and first-aid supplies. Stock up on water and snacks as well, and gather your blankets and warm clothes. Check your fireplace if you have one, and make sure you have plenty of wood or the pilot is on so that you can keep your home warm.
Talk with your family and friends as well, and make sure everyone has an emergency plan in place. Consider where you might go if things get really cold. Weather shelters often open for warming up during the day or even overnight throughout the community.
Once you can safely do so, spend some time inspecting your home for damage. If you don’t see anything right away, there are few things you will want to do to make sure it stays that way.
Inspect your roof for wind damage or debris piles. If any snow fell and is sticking around, you will want to make sure it can flow freely through your gutters as it melts. Clear out leaves and branches that may have fallen, and make sure everything is still connected the way it should be.
Don’t forget to check the downspouts as well, and clear out anything that may have piled up in front of them. If heavy rains washed out organic materials at the base of your home, replace it so that water runs away from your house. Clear snow, ice or other debris from your HVAC unit as well, and make sure any vents are clear.
If you do find damage after a winter storm, call us right away. We are available around the clock to start your recovery quickly. Our crew will get to your house and assess everything it needs in order to complete a total restoration.
It is our goal to get things back to the way they should be as fast as possible so that you can enjoy anything winter brings.
Our team is always ready for anything! Contact us at SERVPRO of Talladega, Clay & Randolph Counties for a quick restoration after suffering damage from a winter storm.