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With the recent onslaught of winter storms, many people are left unsure what to do. Were you prepared for the unexpected winter storm? Were you readying your home for summer? If you were, you could possibly have suffered damages. Disaster Cleanup Services has a checklist to ensure your home survived the winter weather outbreak. Be sure to check the following areas listed below!

  • Exterior of Your Home

The exterior of your home could be damaged because of the storms. You could have damages from limb, hail, or heavy snow. It is important to check your roof, windows, and other exposed areas.

  • Basement and Attic

The basement and attic are prime places for leaks and water damages, including structural damages and mold. After major storms, always check your attic and basement. 

  • Pipes

If any of your pipes were exposed, they could have become frozen. This could lead to burst pipes and home flooding. 

  • Exposed Spigots 

With summer on the way, many of already readied their home for the season. Exposed spigots could freeze causing damages to your home in the form flooding.

  • Drainage Systems

Your drainage systems should always be checked for any debris. If your drainage systems are not working properly, then you could end up with a flooded lawn, and possibly home. 

Above are just a few things you should check if you have suffered from the recent severe winter weather. Flooding and other water damages could cause you to have mold and structural damages if not handled quickly. It is important with any water damages to contact a professional water damage professional. Water will not only ruin your walls and floors over time, but it can cause your home to rot. Mold is hazardous to your health and should be removed immediately. With the recent winter weather, check your home to ensure it is safe. 

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