Be Prepared After the Snow Storm
Winter is in full affect, and we have the snow to prove it. Recently, our area has experienced its first major snow fall of the season.This amounted to an accumulation of 2-5 inches of ice and snow in most areas of Ohio. Although, it may be beautiful. Snow and ice can cause major damage to your home. While temperatures are low you can experience things like frozen pipes, blown out gutters, and excess weight on your roof. When temperatures begin to rise. You are faced with a lot of excess water around your home. You get about 1 gallon of water to every 1 foot of melted snow. This water is generally going to settle in the lowest area. Most of the time this means your basement. To help prevent water backup. Start to clear snow from around the foundation of your home as soon as temperatures start to rise. Make your paths lead towards storm drains and away from your home. This will help to deter the melted snow from going towards your home. Hopefully, keeping it safe, and warm!