Winter in Tacoma can mean many things – from freezing temperatures to high winds and heavy rainfall. We see it all here in the Pacific Northwest.
The crew here at ServiceMaster of Tacoma wants to help you prepare for anything that might happen this winter. Follow these safety prevention tips from our experts to avoid fire and water damage all season long:
Keeping Water Under Control
Whether it is freezing or not, your Tacoma home will be subject to plenty of rainfall. There are a few tips you can use to ensure your home stays safe:
The cold conditions in Tacoma will make you more reliant on your heater and fireplace, but those can be fire hazards. Here’s what you can do to prevent fire damage while keeping your home warm during the winter:
Check Your Openings
Check your doors and windows to see how well the sealant in your home is working. Use weather stripping to seal any openings you feel are causing drafts. Be sure everything can close well without producing any gaps.
Clean out the gutters around your roof before the winter. A clogged gutter will cause water to pool inside the gutter and potentially freeze, producing ice dams and harming your roof.
All of these points are helpful ideas to see when you’re aiming to keep your home safe during the winter. If you get caught with fire or water damage this season, contact ServiceMaster of Tacoma. We’re ready to help!