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How To Deal With Winter Storm Damage

12/7/2022 (Permalink)

man using a snow rake on garage roof in winter Start by removing all snow and ice from your roof and gutters.

Dealing with Winter Storm Damage

Winter storms can be destructive, but they're also part of normal weather patterns. If you're hit by a winter storm, it's important to know how to deal with the damage as quickly as possible. This guide will help you assess the damage and clean up after a storm so that your home stays safe and protected from further damage.

Don’t Panic

When a storm is over, it's easy to let your emotions get the best of you and cause damage in the process. The key is knowing what steps to take as soon as possible after a storm passes so that you don't make things worse for yourself or your property. If a winter storm has left your home or business in need of repair, don't panic and use these tips for how to deal with winter damage.

Assess the damage

The first thing to do when a storm hits is to inspect your home for structural damage, like the roof being blown off or walls collapsing from high winds. If you have any doubts about the integrity of your house and its ability to withstand further weather-related damage, contact a professional contractor immediately for help assessing the situation. You can also call an insurance agent who can provide advice over the phone as well as assistance with filing claims in case of damage or injury related to winter storms (though keep in mind that most policies don't cover flooding).

The next thing to check for is water leaks. If you find that there's water leaking into your home due to pipes breaking due to freezing temperatures (which happens more often than one might think), then it's time now more than ever before we start acting as our grandparents did: put on slippers and go out there with some towels! Use those towels not only for wiping away puddles but also soaking up excess moisture so that it doesn't freeze overnight leading into tomorrow morning when classes start again after being canceled  this past weekend due to all that snowfall yesterday afternoon while everyone else was getting ready

Clean up

Once the storm has passed, you need to clean up. Start by removing all snow and ice from your roof and gutters. This will help prevent further damage to your home. Next, remove any damaged items, such as tree limbs or shingles that have been torn off by high winds. If the item is small enough, you may be able to toss it into a trash bag yourself; otherwise, call in professionals for assistance removing larger items like trees.

Clean up any broken glass that results from windows being blown out or doors being slammed open during high winds—you don't want anyone getting injured! Finally, remove excess water that has accumulated inside of your home. It's essential not only for cleanup but also to avoid mold growth.

Protect Your Property

Winter storms can be a hassle, but there are things you can do to protect your property. First, make sure the power is turned off. Then close all windows and doors, and remove any valuables from the area. If you have a generator, it's best to use it outside.

Winter storms can be extremely damaging, but the worst part is the stress they create. If you find yourself in this situation, it’s important that you take action quickly. By following these steps and contacting SERVPRO of Stillwater & Guthrie immediately, you can get back to enjoying your Guthrie, OK home and life as soon as possible.

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