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SERVPRO's 11 Winter Storm Preparation Tips for Homeowners

9/7/2022 (Permalink)

Winter is coming, and with it comes the risk of winter storms. These storms can cause power outages, water damage, and other hazards. That's why it's important for homeowners to take steps to prepare for them. SERVPRO is here to help! In this blog post, we will discuss 11 tips that will help you prepare for winter weather. Follow these tips and you'll be ready for anything that winter throws your way! 

Tip 1 - Have an emergency plan. This plan should include where you will go if you lose power, how you will stay warm, and what you will do if your pipes freeze. 

Tip 2 - Stock up on supplies. This includes non-perishable food, water, batteries, and first aid supplies. 

Tip 3 - Winterize your home. This means sealing up any cracks or gaps in your walls and windows, and insulating your pipes to prevent them from freezing. 

Tip 4 - Know how (and where) to shut off your water. If your pipes freeze, you will need to shut off the water to prevent them from bursting. 

Tip 5 - Have a list of emergency phone numbers. This includes the number for your local SERVPRO, as well as your utility companies. 

Tip 6 - Keep your gas tank full. This will help you stay warm if you lose power and need to use your fireplace or space heater. 

Tip 7 - Invest in a generator. This will provide you with power if you lose electricity. 

Tip 8 - Clear your gutters and downspouts. This will prevent ice dams from forming and causing water damage to your home.

Tip 9 - Be aware of the signs of hypothermia. These include shivering, exhaustion, confusion, and slurred speech. If you see these signs, it's important to seek medical help immediately. 

Tip 10 - Dress in layers. This will help you stay warm even if you can't heat your home. 

Tip 11 - Have fun! Winter can be a beautiful time of year, so don't let the risk of storms ruin it for you. Get out there and enjoy the snow! 

By following these tips, you can be prepared for anything that winter weather throws your way. SERVPRO of Newtown, Yardley, New Hope is here to help if you do experience any damage from a winter storm. We are always Here to Help®!

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