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Preparing for Winter Storm in Greer, SC

11/17/2023 (Permalink)

Preparing for Winter Storm Preparing for Winter Storm | A SERVPRO Guide for Residential Homeowners, Business Owners, and Property Managers.

A SERVPRO® Guide for Residential Homeowners, Business Owners, and Property Managers

With winter quickly approaching, there is a high possibility of heightened storm activity. So now is a good time to prepare as a resident or property owner in East Greenville which includes Greer, SC. It is important to be proactive and take measures to safeguard your property and assets from the damaging effects of winter storms. In addition to reducing anxiety and ensuring you are ready to handle any emergency that may arise, being well-prepared can help protect your assets. In this article, we will provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to prepare for winter storms in Greer, SC.

Create a winter emergency kit: Having a winter emergency kit on hand is one of the best first steps to prepare for a winter storm. Be sure your kit contains items such as a first-aid kit, a flashlight, blankets, a portable radio, and non-perishable food such as canned goods and snacks. A backup power source such as a generator is an investment worth making, just  in case of power outages.

Insulate your property: Winter storms often lead to frozen pipes and water damage. To avoid this, ensure that pipes and outdoor fixtures are well-insulated. Consider covering hose outlets with this protector (Amazon Link). These will not only help to prevent frozen pipes but will also help to reduce energy bills by keeping your property well heated. Do a visual check of all weatherstrip doors and windows to prevent drafts and retain warm indoor air.

Trim trees and clear gutters: Southern winter storms can produce heavy snowfall, strong  winds that can cause tree branches to fall, causing damage to your property. Simply, trimming your tree branches, so they don't hang in critical areas, can be a game changer. Clearing your gutters of fallen leaves and asphalt granules, will also help to prevent water from seeping into your roof and causing damage.

Secure loose outdoor items: Winter storms will often cause debris to fly around. It is a good idea to secure outdoor items like patio furniture, planters, and grill covers. It would be a good idea to store them in a secure location, like a storage unit. Or tie them together or down to prevent them from getting carried away by strong winds.

Have SERVPRO, a restoration and cleaning professional on standby: Add SERVPRO of East Greenville County's phone number, (864) 292-3495 to your cell phone. In the event of damage to your property caused by a winter storm, SERVPRO of East Greenville County, is on standby. We can assess the damage to your property and provide the necessary services such as water damage restoration or mold removal. SERVPRO restoration and cleaning professionals have the expertise and equipment required to handle any storm damage.

Winter storms can be devastating, but being well-prepared can help reduce the impact. Creating an emergency kit, insulating your property, clearing gutters, trimming tree branches, securing loose outdoor items, and having a restoration and cleaning professional on standby are all effective measures to prepare for winter storms. Take these preventative measures, and you'll be well on your way to protecting your property from winter storms. With the right preparation, you can keep your home or business safe and secure this winter season.

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