WINTER WEATHER DAMAGE RESTORATION SERVICES
Frozen pipes and accumulated precipitation lead to millions of dollars of home damage each year. Depend on ServiceMaster Restoration by Damage Control to be up for the challenge with the tools, skills and commitment to quickly resolve the problem and return your home to its original condition.
WEATHER TERMS TO KNOW
Wind chill advisory Issued when wind chill temperatures are expected to be a significant inconvenience to life with prolonged exposure, and if caution is not exercised, could lead to hazardous exposure.
Wind chill warning Issued when wind chill temperatures are expected to be hazardous to life within several minutes of exposure.
Dense fog advisory Issued when fog will reduce visibility to ¼ mile or less over a widespread area.
Blizzard warning Issued for sustained or gusty winds of 35mph or more, and falling or blowing snow creating visibilities at or below ¼ mile. These conditions should persist for at least three hours.
Winter storm watch Alerts the public to the possibility of a blizzard, heavy snow, heavy freezing rain or heavy sleet. Usually issued 12 to 48 hours before a storm begins.
Winter storm warning Issued when hazardous winter weather in the form of heavy snow, heavy freezing rain or heavy sleet is imminent or occurring. Usually issued 12 to 24 hours before event.
WINTER WEATHER TIPS
Prepare your family for winter weather
Add the following supplies to your emergency kit: rock salt to melt on walkways, sand to improve traction, snow shovels and other snow-removal equipment, sufficient heating fuel and a good supply of dry, seasoned wood for your fireplace or wood-burning stove, adequate clothing and blankets to keep you warm.
Because of the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, never use an electric generator indoors, inside the garage or near the air intake of your home.
Keep a week’s worth of non-perishable food on hand.
Keep a water supply. Extreme cold can cause water pipes in your home to freeze and sometimes break.
Bring pets inside during winter weather. Move other animals or livestock to sheltered areas with non-frozen drinking water.
As an industry leader in water mitigation, we can quickly restore your home to its original condition. From drying and removing damaged materials to fighting microbial growth, we have the expertise to get the job done right and follow up to ensure you’re satisfied with the results. Should extreme cold, ice dams, collapsed roofs or flooding cause damage to your home, ServiceMaster Restoration by Damage Control is the one to call for expert guidance and expertise that gets your life back to normal.