Carpet Re-installation after Flooding in Virginia

Carpet Re-installation after Flooding in Virginia

Carpet Re-installation after Flooding in Virginia

The Imminent Arrival of Old Man Winter

It may just be the fall season right now, but that’s about to change soon, into… winter. Here are some tips in preparing for the winter. This winter, our goal is to keep the cold, wet weather out of your home!

Getting ready for winter is an important step, with several aspects regarding your home and protecting what’s most valuable and important to you. Obviously, winter is outside, but on occasion, it will want to get inside, and that can cause damage you don’t want.

Window Awareness
If your home is typical, you have a lot of glass — windows, that is. Take a look around your home, inside and out, and look for areas where the weather stripping is damaged, where there are cracks in the caulking, and gaps in the window frame where gaps should not be.

When the wind blows, do you hear it coming in the windows, or from around the windows? That’s not so bad right now, but when nasty weather strikes, that’s a completely different story.

Get your windows in shape now, before winter arrives.

Roof Woes
You can see some of your roof from the ground, but if you climb up there and take a close look, you may see shingles that need replaced, areas around the chimney or vents that could use some plugging, or other general repairs that are much, much easier to do now than when it is below zero degrees and icy.

But be safe. If you aren’t an expert and able to inspect, hire a professional to do it for you!

Gutter Grit
Grit, debris, leaves, and branches that are tossed up there from a windy day can build up. When they do that, and winter strikes with cold, snowy bluster, a clogged up gutter can create really expensive restoration work, because if a gutter can’t drain, this might force melting ice into your home. Grab a ladder, take a look. But just like with your roof, only do that if you are an expert. Hire a professional to get it done if you aren’t.

​No matter what you do, occasionally water, wind and ice can damage your home. Do the right thing: Call your water restoration pro. After all, it pays to call a pro!

Virginia Carpet Repair and Cleaning can re-install your carpet and carpet padding and have your home back to pre-flood condition.

703-672-0476 www.VirginiaCarpetRepair.com