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Winter is creeping up on us, are you ready?

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

Winter will be here soon, SERVPRO of West Amarillo is here for your all your fire, water, and winter weather damage needs. 806-351-4555

Here in the Amarillo Texas area, winter cold is serious business.  This year, we are in a La Niña pattern, so expect some swings in temperatures. 

To make sure you and your family avoid winter problems, we at SERVPRO of West Amarillo have put together some tips:

  1. Prune or trim trees

Trim tree limbs hanging over a structure, car, or sidewalk. Iced branches can snap and cause damage or injury.

  1. Test all alarms

Test carbon monoxide and smoke alarms monthly, replace batteries yearly, and replace alarms every 10 years (or per product instructions).

  1. Protect your pipes

Insulate crawl spaces, basements, and unfinished rooms, such as garages to protect pipes from freezing and put covers on all outdoor faucets.

  1. Check home insulation

Make sure you have the correct amount of insulation. When heat escapes through your attic, ice and snow can melt on your roof and re-freeze. This can create ice dams and cause roof damage, leaks, and even mold growth.

  1. If you have one, check the chimney

Have your chimney inspected and cleaned to make sure it's safe and prevent creosote buildup, which can start a fire.

  1. Check the furnace

Clean or replace the filter.

  1. Inspect and prepare car

Check wipers, fluids, lights, tires, brakes, and the battery. Keep an ice scraper, heavy blanket, gloves, first-aid kit, snacks, and water inside

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