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How to Protect Your Hickory Home from Melting Snow

2/6/2020 (Permalink)

Close-up of pine cones covered by snow Snow is pretty, but it can cause problems once it melts.

Snow brings a sense of wonder and excitement. While you and your children may look forward to a winter wonderland, as with any weather event, snow isn't without its potential dangers. If you don’t take the necessary precautions, you may end up with water damage or worse. Fortunately, there’s a couple of things you can do to mitigate the risk of melting snow, and as your local restoration professionals, our team at SERVPRO of Alexander, Caldwell, Burke and Catawba Counties has some tips!

Avoid Melting Snow

  1. Ensure your gutters are cleaned out. You may not be excited about cleaning your gutters, but they serve as the first line of defense against water damage. When snow begins to melt, the resulting water can quickly pool up and invade your home. Your gutters can redirect the water and protect your property. 
  1. Repair cracks and structural issues. Melted snow can also enter your home through cracks and other weaknesses in your home’s structure, which can lead to mold growth and further complications. If you know of any issues, you should have them addressed immediately. Even if you don’t know of any issues, we encourage you to inspect your home anyways.

Storm Cleanup Services in Hickory, NC

You should be able to enjoy the winter weather without worrying about water damage, and in most cases, you can. But as always, we encourage you to do the above and prepare your home for any type of storm event. If you do have damage, though, know that SERVPRO of Alexander, Caldwell, Burke and Catawba Counties is always here to help!

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