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Defend Your Property From the Dangers of Winter | SERVPRO® of West Forsyth County

11/28/2022 (Permalink)

Winter is set to officially arrive on Dec. 21 this year, and depending on where you live, it can bring a variety of unique dangers. While some places, like Winston-Salem, have occasional snowfall and a dip in temperature, other places get a robust start to winter with snow and ice storms that last all season.

Winter presents several challenges regardless of where you reside, like substantial damage to your home, which can make walking in a Winter Wonderland a headache.

However, by understanding all of the possible hazards winter creates, you can adequately safeguard your property and protect the ones you love.

Winter Around the Nation

Chilly, damp, wet and icy are all terms that have been used to characterize winter, and the accuracy of each term all depends on which side of the map you are on.

Winter temperatures can plunge to exceptionally low levels in some areas of the Midwest and East Coast, and heavy snowfall is typically expected for most of the season. The West Coast experiences milder temperatures and rain becomes a much bigger issue than snowfall.

While these projections will depend entirely on where you live, you should be ready for the unexpected to keep winter-related damage to a minimum.

Winter Around Winston-Salem

Winter in Winston-Salem tends to be a mixed bag, and while conditions like freezing temperatures are always anticipated, elements like ice and snow can be unpredictable.

One of the many challenges winter presents to our community is a fun snow day that turns dangerous the next morning when the snow melts and leaves a layer of ice on our roadways and sidewalks.

Plummeting temperatures, sleet, ice and snow are just a few of the hazards that may leave your home vulnerable to destruction. Luckily for you, there’s plenty of time to prepare your property for whatever winter throws our way.

Get Prepared

One of the first steps you should take when getting ready for winter weather is understanding the many types of winter storms. Then, you should ensure you have two ways to receive weather updates. Make sure to include a method that is accessible without power, so you can stay informed even if there’s an outage.

An emergency kit is another great way to prepare for whatever the season brings. Fill your kit with all the necessities, and don’t forget to include anything that can come in handy if a winter weather emergency arises!

Regardless of how harsh this winter is, weatherproofing your windows and doors is an essential task that can prevent water damage and save you some money on your electric bill. Other tasks like addressing roof damage, cutting branches that overhang your home, filling any cracks near your windows and doors and adding insulation to your attic are greatly beneficial when winterizing your home.

Winter can be a wonderful time of year, and knowing you’ll be safe this season will make all of your preparations worthwhile. Safeguard your home and make sure to keep SERVPRO of West Forsyth's number handy. We are available around the clock to restore any winter-related damage your property has suffered this season.

If you experience damage in a winter storm, call us at 336-946-1131. We have the experience and equipment to get your home back to normal.

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