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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Snow Storm Prep

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Springfield is all about cleaning and restoring, our first priority is the safety of our customers!  Whether you've got a few weeks before winter hits or the weatherman just said a major blizzard is already on its way, you'll want to hit a few spots outside and inside the house to be truly prepped for the storm. This will protect not only your home itself from costly damages but make life easier on you too!

Turn off outside faucets

Pipes leading to outdoor faucets and hoses are particularly vulnerable to damage when the temperature plummets, so it's crucial that you make turning them all off part of prepping for a snowstorm, even if you have little time to spare. So be sure to shut off the inside valves leading out to them, unhook hoses, and run your outdoor faucets to drain any water that might be hiding within.

 Warm-up your indoor pipes, too

To prevent burst pipes indoors, keep cabinet doors under sinks open so warm air in your home can reach them more easily. This is primarily important if temperatures get so low that your furnace has a hard time keeping up. 

 Clear your gutters

Make sure your rain gutters are clear of leaves. Ice dams can form during winter storms, and if the gutters aren’t clean, they can flood the home at the worst time.

 Keep vents clear of snow

Indoor heating systems can shut down when the outside vents get blocked with snow. It’s important to keep these vents clear using a shovel or broom.

 We wish you a Happy Winter and hope you stay safe! As always, if disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Springfield, Sangamon, Morgan, Cass, and Montgomery Counties is always here for you. We can be reached 24/7 at 217-528-7775.

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