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Winter Storm Watch: Preparation You Can Take

1/28/2020 (Permalink)

white residential home with snow covering the roof and gutters snow on top of roof and gutters at residential home

At home, winter storms can take a toll on not only your home, but you as well! Hours upon hours spent shoveling, de-icing, and protecting your cars, roofing and other items adds up to one giant lengthy homeowners maintenance list.  While storms are hopefully few and far between, there’s always the inevitable -- which means there should always be a plan in place! Below are a few things to add to your list of things to do or compile at home to prepare yourself for a winter storm this season.

Rock Salt

It’s important to have something that can melt ice when temperatures drop. The last way you want to start your morning is on your back because the stairs were icy and you lost your footing. Keeping a small container nearby to place near your entryway is a great idea and can save you from injury and potential buildup of ice in areas where it shouldn’t be.


Winter storms are deceiving and what looks like a white wonderland one minute can cause power outages and spoiled meats rather quickly afterwards. Try to consider keeping a generator handy and nearby when a storm is expected to hit your area. Enjoying the cold outdoors isn’t as fun when your home is just as cold!

Special Tools

For those in an area where snow can hit hard, it might make a bit more sense to have something built to handle the onslaught of precipitation and freezing temperatures. Roofline snow removers and special shovels are great items to have nearby when snow hits. Additionally, make sure that you’ve inspected your gutters before the storm, to rid them of any debris that may otherwise cause clogging, pooling of water, which can also lead to freezing, cracking, and flooding once it’s thawed out. 

Don’t let potential damage from a winter storm leave you out in the cold and your home/business struggling to recover. If you’ve fallen victim to the wrath of winter this year, make sure to partner yourself with a team that can make the situation right the first time. SERVPRO of Ronkonkoma has been assisting home and business owners recover from damage for years, and we’d love to help you! Contact us today and we’ll show you how we can make everything right again. 631-585-0007

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