Happy Thursday to our STOP Restoration family! We wanted to take today to talk about the recent weather conditions, and the severity of it. Currently, the majority of our state is experiencing weather difficulties associated with the winter storm warning. This winter storm warning has been in effect since Wednesday, and will stay in effect until Thursday at the earliest. The roads are still icy and snow packed, and driving conditions are still difficult due to this. Not only are conditions bad on the road, but the weather overall will make it difficult for normal activities to resume.
When it comes to weather events and conditions such as these, many problems can arise. Some problems can be avoided with preparation and taking the necessary precautions, but in many cases these events will happen and even planning cannot fully help. During a storm and after a storm has passed are times when it is most important to stay protected and ensure the safety of both you and your household. There can be long lasting issues that come with the aftermath of a storm if your home is not thoroughly checked and tended to properly. This includes water intrusion, moisture buildup, mold, and rot. There are many different types of consequences that come after a severe weather event.
As we are currently experiencing a winter storm, this includes freezing weather and severely cold temperatures. There are many problems that occur with the presence of freezing weather, such as flooding basements, leaks behind your walls, and leaks that stem from your roof. Another very common issue is pipes bursting. Burst pipes are one of the most common causes of property damage for cold weather, and they cause a great deal of damage to your home. In order to avoid this from happening, you can take preventative measures within your home. Once the temperatures outside begin to drop, keep your garage doors closed, let cold water drip from your faucet, and keep your thermostat set to the same temperature. For the best results, add insulation to the colder areas of your home, such as the attic, the crawl spaces, and the basement to keep the temperatures higher and less prone to the cold.
Overall, it is very important to keep your home protected from any severe weather conditions, especially in the winter months where storms are quite common. Pipes that have burst are one of the most common issues when temperatures become very low. Be sure to be prepared in the event of a storm, and stay safe! If you require any assistance during these winter months and need help to either power through a storm or make repairs after, do not hesitate to call STOP Restoration. We are here to provide you with restoration services, and provide you with solutions to any problems you may encounter. We’re available 24/7 for repair and restoration services, so give us a call today!