How to Handle Winter Storm Aftermath at Your Hoboken Home
Winter weather can pose a distinct challenge to the owners of various types of properties. Snow, ice, and sleet can cause damage to your siding, roof, walkways, driveways, and more. If your area deals with frequent freezing temperatures that thaw in cycles, your property is at risk of leaks, frozen pipes, and other issues. So, what are the best ways to handle winter storm aftermath at your Hoboken home? Let’s take a look.
Types of Winter Storm Damage
First, let’s take a look at the types of winter storm damage. These include flooding, fires, roof leaks, and structural damage. Flooding occurs when water freezes in your pipes, causing them to burst. If this happens, it is important to contact someone immediately for help as this could then lead to mold and other damage.
Fires can be caused by a number of reasons such as improperly cleaned chimneys, unattended fireplaces, downed power lines, or even overloaded electrical outlets. Regardless of the reason, winter storms are known to cause various types of fires.
As for roof leaks, ice dams can block pipes and snow can melt and freeze onto your roof breaking through shingles. High winds and hail can also cause damage to your roof which then exposes your property to moisture damage.
How to Handle the Aftermath
If your property falls victim to any type of winter storm damage, chances are your anxiety level will be through the roof. We understand that events like this can cause panic, but the best thing you can do is stay calm, take a few breaths, evaluate the situation, and make wise decisions to react appropriately. You’ll also want to make sure everyone inside is safe and evacuate everyone if necessary.
Turning off the water and power is a great idea, because as we mentioned above, winter storms may lead to floods, leaks, and roof damage. Turn off the water source to prevent further damage and turn your main power outlet off so you can prevent electrical fires.
You’ll also want to have a clear head so you can record your property losses. This is important to present to your insurance company when making claims.
Contact SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City
Storm and flood damage require special restoration techniques and equipment. When a storm hits your Hoboken property, you need the company with storm damage experience and expertise.
About SERVPRO Team Harvey
SERVPRO of Lower Manhattan is proudly owned by Lance and Jennifer Harvey - a husband and wife duo that owns three other SERVPRO locations, including SERVPRO of West Somerset County, SERVPRO of Lower Manhattan, and SERVPRO of Aberdeen/Holmdel.
We understand the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it “like it never even happened.”