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Are You Storm Weather Ready?

12/13/2021 (Permalink)

A group of people walking in the snow next to a car When a storm strikes, SERVPRO is the team needed for the job. Our technicians are IICRC certified for any size disaster.

Are you ready for this upcoming winter season? Colder temperatures can have a huge impact on your Prince George’s County home or business if you do not prepare. Severe winter weather can cause damaging winds, sleet, snow, heavy rain, and freezing temperatures. While you cannot control the weather patterns, you can take steps to prepare for an unfortunate event. To help prevent costly damages due to the weather, consider taking the following precautions to protect your property before colder weather hits.

  • Wind, heavy rain, ice, snow can cause branches to fall, which could cause damage to your home or business. Make sure to check your property for debris including, tree limbs and branches.
  • Leaves and other debris can lead to roof damage and interior water problems. Ensure to inspect your roof, water pipes, and gutters to avoid structural damage. Gutter downspouts should be directed away from your building.
  • To avoid potential flood hazards, inspect your property including, walkways and parking lots.
  • To address all slippery and hazardous areas, inspect all handrails, stairwells, and entryways. Install mats or non-slip surfaces and caution signs in hazardous areas.
  • When temperatures dip below freezing, protect water pipes from freezing. If pipes are under cabinets, leave the cabinet doors open, allowing warm air to circulate the pipes. If your building has outdoor faucets, shut off the main valve, open the faucet to prevent any remaining water from freezing in the pipe.

Prepare With Our ERP Plan

Ask your local SERVPRO of College Park/Hyattsville and SERVPRO of District Heights/Landover professionals about completing an Emergency READY Profile (ERP). For your business. The ERP is a no-cost assessment of your facility and provides you with a plan to get back in business faster following a disaster. Preparation is key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire, or storm damage. No one ever plans on a disaster, but now, you can plan and prepare for it with our ERP Plan.

When winter weather strikes, call us at (301)779-3662 or (301)577-1166. Our certified technicians can strike back and help make it “Like it never even happened.”

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