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Getting Prepared for Winter Storms in WNY

12/6/2019 (Permalink)

white snow falling with one person standing Get prepared for this winter storm season with these helpful tips.

Storm season in WNY and the surrounding Buffalo, NY area includes snow storms. And, while snow storms may seem like they are no big deal, they can actually cause as much damage as a heavy rain storm! In fact, heavy snow can collapse a roof, ice dams can form on roofs causing water damage, and heavy snow storms can cause power to go out which can wreak havoc on your entire house.

So, when winter time rolls around in Buffalo, NY it is important to be prepared. Here are some things that you will want to keep on hand, and stored safely for when Old Man Winter shows up:

  • Have a generator ready to go! During a snow storm is one of the worst times for the power to go out. Be prepared and keep a generator, as well as a full gas can on hand to keep the power, heat and sump pump going!
  • Keep the roof as clear as you can. Now, obviously you won’t be able to keep the roof completely clear, but not allowing heavy snow to build up and allowing ice to form will keep the risk for your roof to collapse and ice dams from forming to a minim.
  • Practice appropriate fire safety measures when using candles and space heaters during a snow storm. Should an emergency happen, Emergency Response crews will have a slower response time which means a longer time for the fire to burn and spread through the house.

Follow these snow storm safety tips and you and your home will stay safe during every storm this winter season. Should you experience any fire and/or water damage from any storm this winter season, please call the experts at SERVPRO of The Southtowns right away! A real person is always available any time of the day at (716) 646-6684. Let us make your fire and/or water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

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