For some people, winter is the best season of the year. It conjures up images of sitting by the fire, book and drink in hand. For others, winter is nothing but trouble. It’s cold, it’s wet, and it’s downright miserable. But whether you like winter or not, it’s important to make sure your home doesn’t suffer from the need for water damage restoration. Water damage happens throughout the year, but it’s especially prevalent when water (snow) is everywhere. So how do you protect your West Chester, PA, property from this water damage? How do you keep your family and your sanity safe? The tips below should prove to be helpful.
Check Your Windows
Yep—you need to inspect your windows for cracks or holes. If your windows aren’t properly sealed, water could get inside and cause problems. Your home will be colder, too, and you may turn up the heat to compensate, leading to higher bills. When left unchecked, water could lead to mold, and that means hiring a mold removal company. A tight household budget may not be able to take the expense. Of course, mold can also cause health issues.
Place Mats in Front of Doors
Wherever people enter your house, put a mat there. Mats not only help cut back on dirt that gets into your carpeting, it also protects your house from snow and water stains.
Inspect Your Roof
To avoid the need for a water damage restoration company, make sure you or somebody you trust checks your roof for leaks, cracks, and other flaws. Don’t procrastinate or put this off—do it as soon as possible.
Contact ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration of West Chester, PA for reliable water damage restoration assistance. We can be reached here or call us on the phone at (610) 431-3553.