New Castle, DE, residents know how fickle the weather can be. During the spring, you can experience disastrous events like floods, severe storms, and even hurricanes.
During winter, the weather can cause water damage in a variety of different ways due to snowfall and heavy rain. Maybe it has been a while or never since your home has needed storm damage cleanup, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared.
Sometimes the unexpected will occur, but there are steps you can take to help prevent the need for winter storm damage cleanup. ServiceMaster by ARTec is here to help New Castle residents prepare for the worst and to help them with the cleanup and restoration in the event of a disaster.
Today, we’re going to share some helpful tips to protect your home. If, however, your home does suffer from winter related water damage, give us a call immediately and we’ll be there in a few short hours to lend a helping hand.
- Remove snow and ice accumulation on your roof – High levels of snow and ice on your roof can be dangerous for several reasons. The sheer weight can cause structural damage or it can melt and seep through your roof if it has vulnerable areas. To remove ice and snow from your roof, you can use a roof rake, which is specifically designed for this task. Pay close attention to the areas of your roof near the gutters and be sure to remove all ice and snow from those areas.
- Insulate your attic – A well-insulated attic combats ice dams, which form during the cycle of back and forth freezing and thawing of ice on your roof. An insulated attic will keep the temperature even, thus preventing ice dams.
- Aid the draining process – If you clear out areas around your downspouts, you’ll make room for melted ice to drain down your gutters properly. Helping the ice drain will help prevent ice dams and the need for winter storm damage cleanup.
At ServiceMaster by ARTec, we truly strive for the prevention of disaster. Due to the nature of our business, we know for a fact these types of incidents will occur throughout a year. We made it our mission to serve New Castle, DE, residents when they do.
That doesn’t mean we want them to happen. We’ll continue to provide education to help you prevent a disaster situation, and we’ll be there to repair the situation if a storm comes your way.
If you’re in the need for winter storm damage cleanup, pleas give us a call at (610) 626-9002.