Winter Is Upon Us! Tips To Help Prevent Property Damage



Winter is here! For some of us that is music to our ears and to others we are dreaming of being on a tropical island drinking a delicious cocktail with an umbrella in it. The reality is, we cannot avoid mother nature but we can help prevent damage she may cause. Here are a few tips to help you this winter season:

  1. If you plan to plow your driveway, make sure you line both sides with reflector stakes to help eliminate the possibility of damaging your lawn. We all know how hard it is to distinguish the lawn from the driveway once it is covered in snow. Even though its our lawn.

  2. If you get a significant now fall, make sure you protect the structural stability of your home by removing the large piles of snow sitting on your roof. Now you may feel silly shoveling snow off your roof; with the neighbors watching, however, it’s important to remember that heavy snow can cause major damage to your roof.

  3. Set the temperature of your home no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit. We all try to save money here and there but this is one area you want to make sure not to cut corners. Frozen pipes can burst and cause major damage to the inside and outside of your home.

  4. Help prevent water leaks into your home once the snow starts to melt by moving snow away from the foundation. We recommend doing this for storm with over a foot of snow accumulation.

As always, should anything happen, ProMark is here to help get you back on your feet. Call us anytime to get the answers you need to any outdoor problems such as patio damage, roof leaks, damaged lawns, tree removal, tree trimming etc. We are happy to help!

From all of us here at ProMark, Enjoy your Winter and Holiday Season!