Getting Your Columbiana Home Winter Ready
Residents of North Columbiana County are no strangers to cold weather here in the Valley. Those low temperatures can feel cold, but we also know they can wreak havoc on your home and yard.
“Winter storms caused $2.1 billion in insured losses in 2019, compared with about $3 billion in 2018, according to insurance provider Munich Re.
SERVPRO of West Mahoning County has 5 tips and recommendations to keep your home safe and secure this winter season.
- Protect Indoor Pipes
Did you know the average water loss is at least $5,000 in damage? Use pipe insulation on any exposed copper or PVC water pipe on your sinks, attics, and crawl spaces, and on the pipes along the exterior walls. Make sure to watch your basement as 37 percent of all pipe bursts occur down there.
- Insulate Your Attic or Crawl Space
Taking time to invest in insulating your attic will help you save money this holiday season by keeping the heat in your living quarters where it belongs. Without proper insulation, the heat from your home can go up into the attic, wasting precious heat and money. Also, by keeping the attic cooler, you can prevent ice dams from forming on the roof. Check out our blog on ice dams if you want to lean more on how to prevent them at your home.
- Swap in Storm Windows
Even if you have new, double pane windows, winter weather can still penetrate the inside of your home. Install glass storm windows by removing the window screen. This will create a double layer between your windows and the chilly winter air.
- Repair Loose Roof Shingles
It is always a great tradition to have a licensed roofer to look at your roof annually. He or she can check for loose, damaged, or missing shingles and make the necessary repairs before the winter weather comes full force.
- Look for Ailing Tree Limbs
Dead tree limbs can be a huge liability. Once covered in heavy snow---they can snap, endangering your home or people below. Have a tree service come out and remove any limbs that look questionable.
If winter weather strikes your home---SERVPRO of North Columbiana County is the restoration company to have on speed dial. SERVPRO has the experience and expertise to restore your home or business after a storm or flood. We can respond immediately with highly trained technicians who are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. We ensure you receive the best service possible by using specialized techniques and equipment made specifically to do the job right. Often during a storm, your roof or siding will suffer damage from high wind, or in a flood event, your siding may get damaged from fast running waters. We can come out and secure your home quickly with our EMS services, either with a board up or roof tarp as needed. From there our construction division will work closely with your insurance provider to fix your roof, siding, and any interior damage to make your home look "Like it never even happened."
If you experience a storm or flood and need EMS, mitigation, or repair services, call SERVPRO of North Columbiana County at (330) 921-4931 today!
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