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How a Snow Day Could Affect Your Home

12/4/2019 (Permalink)

An in detail snowflake and it's unique detail, with a blue background. Snow is one of those aspects of life that is both beautiful and sometimes dangerous.

It’s pretty delightful watching our kids wander to the window and stare in awe at the snow falling outside. Especially when it sticks to the pavement, giving them the opportunity to build snowmen together or have a snowball fight. In general we perceive snowy days at nice, peaceful days. However there’s a few other things to consider as the snow falls and our homes are decorated in white. Before the first snowfall hits your area, avoid water damage danger by doing the following:

  • clean out your gutters before the winter, making sure that snow can travel clearly through them when it melts.
  • inspect your home’s foundation for cracks, where melting snow can sink into the home rather than the ground.
  • add caulk around basement windows for proper protection.
  • stock up on snow salt before winter hits, so that you’re ready for any sudden announcements of snow coming.
  • make sure your tools, such as shovels or snow blowers, are ready for the upcoming season.

Why are these things so important? Well, while your home is susceptible to water damage all year long, snow poses a particularly scary threat. Since snow is the solid version of water, it can layer onto itself on top of and around the home. That means that when it is able to melt, a streamlike flow of water is bound to follow. This excess of water can seep into several parts of the home, from the roof to the foundation to the sides, and cost you and your family money that should otherwise be spent on the holidays. So make sure your home is safe from water damage. Should any water damage happen to you this upcoming snowy, winter season, call your affordable and speedy local SERVPRO of East Dayton / Beavercreek to make sure that come the holidays, you’ll be ready to host your family and spread the cheer!

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