How to Prevent Damage from Winter Storms in Euclid
Heavy snowstorms are bound to sweep through Euclid. There are certain things you could look for after a storm to see if your Euclid home incurred any damage. Here is what to expect from the first heavy snowstorm of the year.
What to Check After a Snowstorm
- Make sure the batteries in your carbon monoxide detector are working. This is important as most homes will lose electricity during a blizzard and must burn wood or fuel inside the home to stay warm.
- Check for broken water pipes and shut off the water supply until a professional can come and repair them.
- Look around your home and check for any broken or shattered windows. Temporary fixes include covering them with plywood or taping blankets for insulation.
- Listen to a radio for any roadblocks or emergency announcements.
- If you have a chimney, make sure there is no structural damage. You don’t want to light a fire and have the smoke backing up into your home.
- It’s important that you check for broken tree limbs as well. They could fall later and damage your yard or even cause potential injury.
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