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How To Prepare Your Home For Big Snowstorms

Written by Casey Shearns on . Posted in .

The height of the winter season is upon us, which means that the chances are greater than ever that your area will be hit with a snowstorm! If you aren’t adequately prepared for the snowfall, there’s a chance that it may bring long-term damages that are costly to get repaired. Not to mention that your home could lose power, which could take away from your ventilation and heating options. However, there are ways that you can avoid the worst-case scenario! Preparing your home ahead of time can help save you a lot of money in the long run. We give you our best tips for preparing your home for a big snowstorm below!

Weatherproof Any Home Vulnerabilities

In order to ensure that your home has the best defenses against the elements for the upcoming storm, you’ll need to ensure that what’s currently up doesn’t have any weaknesses. Well before the storm is scheduled to arrive, take a walk around your home and look for anything that might be compromised by the snow. Adding caulk to cracks in doors and windows will ensure that no water can seep in. If your walls aren’t properly insulated, take some time to add more to them. The fortifications you add will help to prevent chilly temperatures and water damages.

Buy Winter Storm Supplies

What do you do in the event of a power outage? It might seem a little hopeless if you aren’t prepared, which is why you’ll do so before the storm! Take some time to determine what your best essentials are in the event of a power outage. This includes things like food, water, flashlights, and blankets. Take a ride down to your local department store and stock up on these items. You may not need them for the storm, but if your power goes out you’ll be incredibly lucky to have them!

Add An Extension To Your Downspouts

The whole goal of your home’s gutter system is to preserve the flow of water away from your home. During normal rainstorms and snow showers, they shouldn’t have any issues in doing so. However, a major snowstorm might change their effectiveness! In order to counteract the increased amount of precipitation, it may be wise to consider adding extensions to your downspouts. This will further help to ensure that melted snow and water flow seamlessly away from your home. They could be the difference between costly water damage and no damage!

Damage Restoration With Soil-Away

If your home has suffered water or storm damage thanks to a severe snowstorm, it may seem like all hope is lost. When you work with Soil-Away, this is hardly the case! We can take even the most destroyed spaces and restore them to their original condition. We don’t just mitigate damages – we conduct a full restoration of your space! If your home needs assistance with snowstorm damages, click here to contact us directly!

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