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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Ice Storm Tips

11/11/2019 (Permalink)

Blue car crashed into side of house after slipping off icy road Close to the street houses are frequently hit by cars leaving icy roads. Picture courtesy of Double Deuce Fire Images.

As autumn quickly becomes winter in the Metro Detroit area, we see a number of different types of storm damage. Especially dangerous are ice storms. The weight of ice can bring down power lines and tree branches causing a host of problems. Those downed lines can knock out power and heat for days.

Without heat the pipes in your house will quickly freeze and break. Frozen pipes are one of the most frequent calls we get in the winter. Broken pipes can happen anywhere in your house. Depending on where it happens it can affect every level of your home. If maintaining a constant temperature to avoid frozen pipes is beyond your control, try keeping pipes wrapped in pipe insulation (try a towel or blanket if you do not have pipe insulation) and keep cabinet doors to let what little warm air there may be circulate.

The icy, curvy roads of the down river area pose a unique challenge for winter driving. A less frequent, but still fairly regular post-ice storm call is for board up service. Cars sliding off roads and hitting houses, garages and commercial buildings is frightening occurrence. Our crews are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to secure your property after being struck by a vehicle or tree.

About SERVPRO of Dearborn/Dearborn Heights Southeast
SERVPRO® of Dearborn/Dearborn Heights SE provides 24-hour disaster mitigation service. We specialize in the restoration of homes and businesses suffering losses from fire and smoke, water, flood, wind, and storm damage. Our locally owned and operated 24/7 response team is always just a phone call away. 313-359-3457

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