What to Expect From Winter Weather in Wisconsin | SERVPRO® of Hayward
Winter is almost here! We are no strangers to the brutal cold and high snow totals here in Wisconsin, so we know all too well what to expect with the change in season.
Winter weather brings our homes and businesses unique challenges like snow, ice, fog and that ever-annoying sleet. Knowing that all this has the potential to affect your home can help keep your family safe and dry this year!
Your experience with the coming season will vary greatly depending on where you live in the United States. For us, we are kind of right in the middle of this prediction!
Normally, we can expect to see extremely low temperatures and bouts of heavy snow throughout the winter months. In other parts of the country, a more mild temperature and more rain is more common.
No matter what type of winter weather affects you, it is crucial to be prepared to help minimize any potential home damages.
Winter in northern Wisconsin can be intense! We frequently see heavy snowfall and ice storms. With our flat landscape, blizzard conditions can appear quickly and can make roads impassable.
Sometimes the weather can be strong enough to affect the function of your home. Even just last year, we suffered from an ice storm that knocked out power to almost our entire area. Ice can weigh down power lines, trees and overwhelm our electrical panels. We love it here, right?
Winter weather can come in many different forms, and they can range from minor inconveniences to full blown disasters. Make sure you have two reliable methods of receiving weather alerts, including one that will work when the power is out.
An emergency kit is also recommended to have on hand. Blizzard conditions can appear really quickly, making it hard or even impossible to make it to the store or pharmacy. Update your kit each season, and add in anything specific to your family like medication to make sure everyone is able to be comfortable during a storm.
In any case, weatherproofing your windows and your doors is necessary to keep out the chill and unwanted moisture, and it can actually keep your electricity bill lower. It is also important to shut off your outdoor water faucets to prevent frozen and burst pipes.
Also, clean out your gutters, address any roof damages and inspect any gaps around your windows and doors to help keep your home watertight and warm all season long.
Living in the Midwest, we know how to appreciate the joys of each season! If you do suffer some sort of home damage or water issue this winter, we are here for you at SERVPRO of Hayward.
If you experience damage in a winter storm, call us. We have the experience and equipment to get your home back to normal.