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Home Damage Possibilities in the Winter | SERVPRO of Pewaukee & Sussex

12/8/2023 (Permalink)

ice and snow stacked on a frozen roof Don't let winter weather destroy your home! Call SERVPRO of Pewaukee & Sussex to mitigate water damage faster.

The winter weather has arrived in the Pewaukee area, and unfortunately, it is here to stay for a while. As proud midwesterners, we know how to handle the freezing cold and the snowy days, but severe weather will always have us running to the safety and comfort of our homes. 

We are at risk of suffering through severe weather no matter what time of year it is, but the strong wind, heavy snow and icy conditions can make it hard to get anywhere and it can be hard on our homes. 

Knowing the different ways that your home can be damaged can help you avoid serious damage and it can help you stay safer when Old Man Winter comes to town. 

The Biggest Risks to Watch For 

The risks to your home from outside sources can vary accordingly, but we are uniquely vulnerable to the winter weather any time from October to April. Talk about a lot of potential for severe weather!

If snow falls hard and fast enough, it can pile up on your roof and prevent your gutters from working properly, it can block vents so your home can’t ventilate properly, and water leaks can infiltrate your home from your roof all the way down to your basement if water gets into any cracks in your foundation. 

Wind also has the potential to wreak havoc on your home during the winter. Winter wind can blow snow and other debris against your house or ice over important parts of your home. 

When the Damage Leads to More Damage

As if suffering through winter weather damage isn’t enough, it can quickly become a worsening situation the longer it is left unaddressed. Water in your basement or in your attic can quickly create structural issues and it can even spark mold infestations if the water lingers for too long. 

Blocked vents due to snow or ice cover can become dangerous or even deadly in mere minutes. If your vents cannot eliminate carbon monoxide, it can back up into your home and cause carbon monoxide poisoning.

Wind can tear up shingles and damage your roof, which can lead to structural integrity problems, ice dams and frustrating water leaks all over your home. If you suffer any sort of water or storm damage during the course of the winter season, SERVPRO of Pewaukee & Sussex is here to help. 

Our team is trained to respond quickly to your call for help, and we will get right to the point of clearing out damaged debris, drying up water and addressing necessary repairs. We will ensure that the source of the problem is repaired as well as the resulting damage from the water or wind. We will even work with your insurance company to make your recovery process that much easier.

Stay warm out there, folks! If you suffer winter home damage, call SERVPRO of Pewaukee & Sussex for a quick restoration. 

Does your home need restoration and you don’t want to make more than one call? Contact us to get everything handled by one team.

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