Now that winter has arrived, snowstorms are a very real possibility. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the snowiest times in the Atlantic corridor will happen from mid-January through early February. The key to avoiding damage from snow or ice is to prepare before it happens. Brush up on your snowstorm preparation tips below. ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration Services compiled the following to help you avoid water damage during the next snowstorm.
The key to staying safe during any weather event is to prepare beforehand.
Stay inside to avoid frostbite or other injuries. Listen to your local news for storm updates and stay out of harm’s way.
It’s important to pay attention to weather warnings even after the snow stops falling.
After a snowstorm, the amount of snow on your roof can cause roof damage. In fact, average snow weighs 20 pounds per square foot. That can be a lot of extra weight for your roof to hold. If you need to remove snow from your roof, follow these steps.
ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration Services in Central New Jersey is your local damage restoration experts. We hope the tips above help you make it through winter damage free. If you experience water or fire damage, contact us at 866-856-4007. Our expert technicians are available 24/7 for emergency restoration services in three New Jersey Counties: Middlesex, Hunterdon and Mercer. Our team has the experience and resources needed to exceed your expectations.
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