Weather reporting has taken on a life of its own in recent years, particularly when it comes to winter weather. Whereas once a blizzard was referred to as “a blizzard,” it’s now described as a “snow event,” and The Weather Channel has continued its bizarre crusade to actually name every winter storm of the season. In case you’re wondering, the latest blizzard to hit the East Coast was dubbed “Winter Storm Juno.”
Despite all the media hype, winter storms do carry significant risks, not the least of which being heavy snow packs on your roof. This can cause roof collapses at worst and water damage at the very least if the snow isn’t removed quickly.
For many homeowners here in Ardmore, PA and surrounding communities, climbing up on a rooftop to shovel off a foot or more of snow to prevent water damage isn’t an option. Steep roof pitches are dangerous even during the best of weather conditions.
There are, however, alternatives to climbing on your rooftop to clear snow and prevent water damage. For example, long-handled snow rakes can be used to at least remove some snow build-up, and breaking up a snow pack can possibly cause a cascade effect where the rest of the snow lets loose in a type of roof avalanche.
Unfortunately, water damage during winter is a real threat regardless of the steps you may take to decrease that risk. Melting snow water under pressure can make its way through your roof and cause considerable damage to your ceilings, walls and flooring.
Properly and effectively drying carpeting, dry wall and hardwood surfaces due to water damage is no easy task. It requires the kind of equipment and expertise most homeowners don’t have access to.
ServiceMaster by ARTec possesses the expert staff, materials and equipment necessary to help mitigate much of the costly effects of water damage.
Our three phase water damage drying and repair process ensures your home is restored as close to its original state as possible. Call on ServiceMaster by ARTec for all your water damage restoration needs.