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Preparing Your Home or Business NOW For Cold Weather

8/28/2019 (Permalink)

Fall will soon be upon us and you know what follows soon after that....WINTER!!  Cold weather can have a huge impact on your home or business if you are not ready for it.  From heavy rain and freezing temperatures to damaging winds, sleet, or snow.....all can cause serious and costly property damage.  While you cannot control the weather, you can take steps to be prepared and help take the sting out of winter weather.

To help prevent costly damages due to weather, consider taking the following precautions to protect your property before cold weather hits:

  • Check your property for downed tree limbs and branches.  Wind, heavy rain, ice, and snow can cause branches to fall, which could cause damage to the property and potentially cause personal injuries.
  • Roofs, water pipes, and gutters should all be inspected to ensure they are in proper order.  Gutter downspouts should be directed away from your building.  Clear gutters of all debris.  Leaves and other obstructions can cause a damming effect, which can lead to roof damage and interior water problems.
  • Inspect property, especially walkways and parking lots, for proper drainage to alleviate flood hazard potential.

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