Snowstorm Inbound? What You Can do to Save Your Home
Attention to our fellow Anne Arundel County residents! If you have not been following the weather forecast, we have some news for you! An upcoming snowstorm is set to hit the East coast this weekend. Weather forecasts are calling for up to a few of snow with other wintry conditions on Sunday afternoon into early Monday morning.
Travel disruptions could heavily affect our area near the end of Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend. The storm is still developing so its course is still unpredictable. That begs the question, are you prepared to tackle another winter snowstorm? Is your house in condition to withstand the wintry mix? If not, our professionals over at SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian have gathered some tips for you to winterize your home before it is too late!
Weatherproof your home.
Ensuring your home is safe from any weather damage is essential for major snowstorms. This can include unclogging your gutters, clearing debris, and tree limbs away from the foundation of your home, turning off your outdoor water supply and more.
Test your smoke detector.
You should change your smoke detectors’ batteries twice a year. Daylight savings is a perfect time to do so. If you forgot this year, make sure you test your smoke detector in case of emergency.
Check your emergency supplies.
It is always a good idea to stock up on batteries, portable chargers, gasoline, food, and water when a storm is inbound.
Clean or have your chimney inspected.
Winter weather can cause considerable damage to your chimney, especially if it is already compromised.
Considering purchasing a generator.
A backup power supply in case of an outage can be the difference between being cold and being comfortable. With the most recent snowstorm, several homes on the East coast lost power, some for several days.