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Preparing Your Home for Winter Weather Emergencies

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The time to prepare your home for winter weather emergencies is before the temperatures start to drop. If you want to keep your home protected this winter, here are a few protective measures you can implement now:

Clear Rain Gutters

Leaves, dirt, and other debris can accumulate in your rain gutters. As a result, ice and snow can build up in the gutters and possibly damage the roof and even create a mold infestation in your home.

Trim Trees

Loose or dead tree branches may fall or be blown off trees during storms that come with heavy rains, strong winds or ice. Those loose branches could potentially damage your house, property and power lines.

Prevent Fires

Space heaters, electric blankets and candles can often serve as alternative heating and lighting sources. However, they also increase your risk of a fire in your home.

In addition to following safety guidelines and exercising caution, make sure all smoke detectors are tested before cold weather arrives and be sure to have fire extinguishers at strategic, easily accessible locations on each level of your home.

Fall Mold Testing

Fall and winter weather can often lead to water damage, which can, in turn, lead to mold and mildew. The fall is the best time to contact ServiceMaster of Buncombe County for home cleanup and mold testing. We will inspect your home for any traces of mildew or mold and utilize green cleaning products to remove odors and deep clean your carpets, rugs, hardwood floors, and upholstered furniture.

Contact ServiceMaster of Buncombe County Professionals

Before winter weather arrives, take these proactive measures to protect your home and your family. Contact the professionals at ServiceMaster of Buncombe County to schedule an appointment to help prepare your home for winter and for additional information on how you can protect your home all year round.


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