All sorts of nasty winter weather has already impacted the Winona, MN, area! There have been a series of heavy snowfalls across Minnesota, and in the midst of all these weather changes, it’s likely for your home to experience various types of water damage.

Although the professionals at ServiceMaster are here for all kinds of serious water damage repair needs, there are a few ways to prevent potential water damage. Before the next snow hits, take a moment to prepare your home for the storm:

  1. Clean the Rain Gutters: Get all the sticks, twigs, and other outdoor debris out of your rain gutters! Any type of blockage can keep your gutters from performing properly and increase the potential for water damage
  2. Repair the Roofing: Double check to make certain your roof doesn’t have broken or missing shingles or other structural issues. If it’s leaking or damaged in any way, it’s much more likely snow or water will seep into your home
  3. Check Door Jambs: Before the next major snowfall, double check all the exterior jambs on your windows and doors. By fixing and securing these areas, you’ll ensure that water will not leak through weak spots into your home
  4. Tidy the Yard: A properly cleared yard can allow for water drainage after a major storm. This may be as simple as ensuring that snow is properly shoveled, or that your yard is clear of major branches before the next snow

In Winona, MN, it’s important to prepare your home against future water damage. Large snowfalls can cause a lot of problems, both inside and outside of your home, and a great deal of discomfort for you and your family.

If you’ve already experienced water damage, or you have additional questions about water damage repair and prevention around your home, contact the professionals at ServiceMaster Disaster Restoration Services today!