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How a Winter Storm Can Damage Your Business

8/21/2020 (Permalink)

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How a Winter Storm Can Damage Your Business

Following a severe winter storm, your Bangor, PA business building can suffer from damages to these areas.


Although extreme weather can compromise the exterior, the following conditions can lead to interior devastation.

During the winter, a roof can collapse or crack if it cannot withstand the weight of snow and ice that doesn't run off or melt. Small cracks or fissures can also cause melting snow and ice on a roof to leak into a building leading to potential flooding and mold development.

Snow and rain can freeze after it rolls into gutters. When these channels cannot direct additional water off a roof, it can accumulate across its surface and enter a building through small cracks and fissures that not be apparent. The resulting moisture within a building's walls and framework can ultimately promote mold growth that can spread to other areas.

Strong wind from a winter storm can deposit heavy objects on a roof, send debris crashing through windows or cause trees to fall on your building. When heavy rain or snow accompanies wind, gallons of water can enter a building through wind-damaged areas. The result can be widespread flooding, electrical fire, and mold development.

As winter temperatures drop, water in uninsulated pipes can freeze. Icy water particles can expand, forcing unfrozen water toward the interior faucet faster than the pipe can accommodate it. Immense water pressure can cause the pipe to burst, causing gallons of water to flood your business. It is essential to prevent mold formation by extracting excess water quickly.
Winter storm damage can happen to your building's exterior and interior, even if you keep up with maintenance and repairs. Fortunately, you can count on a Bangor, PA disaster restoration company to help clean up, restore and prevent further damage so that you can focus on running your business.

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