If you have a fire or water emergency, please call us now at (703) 450-4504

To have the optimal experience while using this site, you will need to update your browser. You may want to try one of the following alternatives:

Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

6 Tips to Prepare for The Winter Storm

5/31/2021 (Permalink)

6 Tips to Prepare for The Winter Storm Remember to seek shelter and stay safe during a storm! If your home suffers damage during the storm, call SERVPRO of Loudoun County at 703-450-4504!

It is always said that prevention is better than cure. Winter storms are highly dangerous because it brings sleet, hail, snow, and high winds. All these can cause severe damage to your home. 

From taking out trees and power lines, storms can cause massive damage to infrastructure. You cannot control the storm or its after-effects, but you can prepare yourself in advance to ensure minimal loss and destruction.

Tips to Prepare for Storms in Advance

  1. Get your gutters clean before the storm. It will prevent waterlogging or blockage due to the melting of ice. 
  1. You should get your pipes insulated before the storm. Insulation reduces the risk of bursting out of pipes.
  1. You should be ready with an alternate way of cooking food. It could be a fireplace or camp stove. You cannot completely depend on electricity during storm season for food.
  1. You should have an evacuation plan ready for the worst-case scenario. Prepare your garage and ensure your car's gas tank is full. 
  1. You should prepare an emergency tool kit including flashlights, batteries, blankets, non-perishable food, water bottles, first-aid equipment.
  1. Also, do not hesitate in buying a gas generator to help you during a power outage. It is expensive, but it can help you many days after the storm.

The damage caused by storms can be dangerous. Your priority should be to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. You can hire a professional storm-damage restoration team like SERVPRO to help you clear the storm mess.

Other News

View Recent Posts