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6 Ways to Clean Up Your Holmdel Home After a Winter Storm

1/12/2023 (Permalink)

It’s that time of year again! If you live in the Hoboken/Union City area, you know about winter storms all too well. Whether you get two inches or two feet, you’ll need to know the best ways to clean up to avoid any damage to your home. Here are 7 ways to clean up your Somerset County home after a winter storm.

Clear the Snow ASAP
Once the snow starts falling, give it some time to accumulate to about a couple inches before going out and cleaning it up. Keeping up with the snowfall will alleviate the amount of work you’ll have to do when the storm has passed. This will also help avoid any build-ups that could cause water damage and even mold.

Clean Up the Roof
If you’re able to get on your roof, cleaning the snow off will prevent snow from draining off of it, causing damage to your roof, structure, and even the attic if the roof isn’t in tip-top shape. It’s also a good idea to clean the snow off the garage roof and shed as well.

Check Your Trees
If you have close trees next to your home, go outside and check them out after a storm. You want to make sure you’re looking for broken or cracked limbs, as they can either break onto your home or fall and hurt someone nearby.

Checking the Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors
You should check both the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors before a winter storm hits, especially if your power goes out and you need to heat your home with a fireplace. Check the batteries and make sure they are working properly. The last thing you need is a house fire after a winter storm!

What About Inside Your Home?
After a winter storm, you want to make sure you don’t see a sign of roof damage (water spots on the ceilings). You also want to check to make sure the pipes are not frozen. If your pipes are frozen, that could lead them to burst, causing water damage.

Look Out For Your Family & Pets
After the storm settles, take a cautious walk outside to make sure there aren’t any dangerous ice spots, icicles, downed power lines, or anything that could potentially hurt someone or a pet. If you see anything harmful, clean it up or call a professional for some help.

If you find damage to your home, give SERVPRO a call.
SERVPRO of West Somerset County provides 24-hour emergency service with highly trained water restoration technicians, and we’re faster to any disaster.

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 Lower Manhattan, SERVPRO of West Somerset County, and SERVPRO of Hoboken/Union City.

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.”

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