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Ice Storm Damage Cleanup

November 4th, 2019 · No Comments

Winter is blowing across Harford County, MD, ahead of the holiday season. The temperatures this year have been lower than usual, and as a result, your home has been pummeled by more storms. The latest storm was an ice storm that coated everything and making everything stop in its tracks. You had an ice-covered branch fall through the roof and your yard is littered with branches. How are you going to get the storm damage cleanup done?

 

Safety and security are first. Before any storm damage cleanup can start, you have to secure your home and ensure that everyone is safe. Broken windows and damage to the sides of the house need to boarded up to ensure that nothing can get into the house. Holes in the roof need to be tarped to make sure that no further damage occurs. When you start boarding up the damage you want to make sure you have the right tools to get the job done. You’ll need wood, something to secure the wood (such as nails or screws), and tools (such as a screwdriver or hammer). You need to make sure you’ve measured the area that the wood is needed to ensure that the wood you have will cover the hole completely. You want the wood to be a full piece to make sure the hole is fully secured and there are no gaps to allow anything inside. Small rodents or water can find their way in through the smallest of holes, so it’s important to ensure that there aren’t any holes at all.

 

Storm damage cleanup is the hardest part. Once the storm is past and the house is secure the next phase is storm damage cleanup. This can be as simple as cleaning up sticks and debris in the yard to as complicated as assessing buildings that have been damaged and determining what can be saved. When doing storm damage cleanup, it’s important to take your time and get help if you need it. Branches covered in ice can weigh far more than they look, so make sure you’re being safe and asking for help when a branch weighs too much. Being a hero won’t help get your home back to normal any faster, so use your resources to get the job done quickly and safely.

 

ServiceMaster by Libby Green is here for those in the Harford County, MD, area who find themselves in need of disaster restoration services. The technicians of ServiceMaster by Libby Green have undergone extensive training to know exactly which disaster restoration services will make sure your home looks as good as new in no time. Give ServiceMaster by Libby Green a call at (800) 570-4206 to make sure your Harford County, MD, disaster restoration services are done quickly and correctly.

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