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3 Types of Winter Storm Damage

12/27/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage 3 Types of Winter Storm Damage Snowstorms might seem pretty, but they can cause a lot of damage!

We were just hit with a winter storm stronger than any in over two decades, leaving more than a foot over snow throughout our communities. In the days following, we had several calls from homes and businesses that had sustained damage. Below are some of the kinds of damage we typically experience after a winter storm!

  1. Collapsed Roofs. One of the major issues with a flat roof is that when enough snow builds up, the roof can collapse. That’s why it’s very important to address snow accumulation immediately—before it becomes a major problem.

  1. Burst Pipes. When temperatures drop below freezing, pipes have a tendency to freeze. This pressure can eventually cause the pipes to burst once they begin to thaw, which can cause substantial water damage. It’s best to take preventative steps if temperatures are expected to drop!

  1. Leaks and Flooding. When snow melts—especially when there is as much as we had—it can produce a lot of water. If there are cracks in the roof/structure or water is not diverted from the home (such as through a gutter system), water will likely enter the home and cause damage.

While it may look pretty, winter weather can cause a lot of damage to homes and property. If you need help with damage from any kind of storm, you can call SERVPRO of Catawba County East at (828) 465-6504!

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