Preparing for Winter Storms
November is here and that means winter is right around the corner for those of us in the Midwest. At SERVPRO of Chicago Heights/Crete/Beecher we are no stranger to the havoc that a winter storm can cause.
Typically when we think of storms we think of tornadoes and major thunderstorms that cause damage, but a winter storm can cause massive damage as well. During a winter storm snow mixed with rain and dropping temperatures is all it takes to cause heavy ice to form. When this happens, we see damage to homes in many different ways.
Power lines are especially susceptible to damage from heavy ice forming on the lines themselves or on nearby trees. When the power goes out your homes sump pump may start to back up or you may experience low temperatures causing pipes to break. Another form of damage we see is from the ice on the roads making it hard for vehicles to stop and unfortunately running into homes. Finally, with the falling temps we often see fires that are started from the use of a space heater or other heating device.
SERVPRO of Chicago Heights/Crete/Beecher we can help if you experience an emergency. For the fastest service call our office at 708-672-0077.