Digging Out of the Blizzard
Even though March has arrived, the pounding of harsh winter weather isn’t over yet. Many more blizzards could easily be on their way and bring all sorts of problems with them. It’s important to know what kinds of problems to look for after the storm has passed and how to deal with them. HGTV has compiled a list of a few simple things to keep an eye out for when you finally emerge from your home after the storm;
- Check for downed power lines from a safe distance and call your electricity provider to shut them off
- If your power goes out, check the batteries in your carbon monoxide detector
- Check for broken or frozen water pipes to prevent water damage
- Inspect your windows for damage
- Inspect your chimney before lighting a fire in your fireplace
- Examine your roof for leaks or wind damage
- Start your car at least 15 minutes before driving to warm it up and check for damage
- Check your news or radio stations for damage reports and road conditions
- Shovel and salt your driveway before leaving in your car
- Examine your trees and trim away broken limbs so they don’t fall on property or other people
There’s no doubt that a powerful blizzard can leave your property badly damaged. Even when you’re prepared it is always important to do at least a quick check around your property to make sure that you and your family are safe. Especially when your kids go outside to play in the fresh snow.
As always, if disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Springfield and SERVPRO of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery Counties are always here for you. We can be reached 24/7 at 217-528-7775.