The Beauty and Ugliness of Winter Weather
For those that are longtime residents of the northern New Jersey area, we are all use to the cold and snowy winter season. Sometimes we do get hit by a sizable storms that can have a negative impact on our day to day lives. Even though snow on occasions can be a beautiful site to see it can still cause potential issues that affect your property directly. The cold temperatures can also negatively affect a person’s home or business. Most of the issues that are brought on by this seasonal weather can be avoided in most cases just by simply preforming standard maintenance.
As an example, a large amount of snow can fall during one storm or over a period of time. If the snow is left alone, it can pile up and the weight will increase, so if this is on a roof of a structure it can have potential to cause warping of the structure allowing water to pass through when the snow pack begins to melt. Another scenario is when the gutters are either frozen/blocked, this can stop water from melting snow to drain away from the structure properly. This causes ice damming, which leads to water damage to the structure.
Damages to property can simply occur due to the extreme cold. Pipes can freeze causing it to burst causing tons of water damage to your property. There are a few things that can be done to potentially stop situations such as that, such as installing insulation on pipes that aren’t in heated areas of the building. Another way that freezing pipes can be prevented is by allowing a faucet to drip allowing water to constantly flow, which help prevent it from freezing.
What if your House is Damaged by a Winter Storm or Water?
Well you came to the right place, SERVPRO of Paramus is a leader in the field of storm damage cleanup and property restoration. Our team has years of experience and has access to top of the line tools, which helps get jobs done completed quickly to your satisfaction. We offer 24/7 emergency service for situations that need immediate attention. SERVPRO of Paramus is locally owned and operated giving us the ability to arrive at your effected property in a short amount of time. This allows us to begin remedying the situation in a short amount of time in order to prevent any further potential damage.