For a city far more well known for its rain than for snow, this is projected to be a serious event.
Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) January 19, 2012
RestorationLocal.com, one of the leading water restoration companies in the country, is mobilizing service providers in the Seattle area in advance of what is predicted to be the worst winter weather blast the area has seen in more than a quarter of a century.
The Puget Sound region is expected to receive up to 12 inches of snow through Thursday, making it one of the largest snowfall events in 27 years. For a city far more well known for its rain than for snow, this is projected to be a serious event.
Residents began stocking up on food and gas, as well as other supplies earlier this week in advance of the snowfall. Schools and the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport shut down as early as Tuesday.
The last major snow event in Seattle was in 2008, when the city was virtually shut down for five days. Local officials say they do not expect this week’s weather to be any worse.
RestorationLocal.com warns residents about the dangers of large scale snowfall. Snow and ice accumulations on rooftops may cause a collapse, and melting snow and ice my overrun gutter and drainage systems, causing backups and flooding that may affect homes and businesses.
Snowfall events account for a considerable percentage of water damage cases every year.
In addition, winter weather also sparks fire damage events, with the increased use of space heaters in homes and businesses, many of which are placed too close to flammable materials such as curtains, drapes, or rugs.
In the event of water damage resulting from severe winter weather, RestorationLocal.com recommends immediate action. Water damage of any type will not improve on its own, and will only grow worse the longer it remains untreated. Professional water damage restoration services are recommended in order to avoid further damage to the property as well as proper cleanup, repair, and restoration of the damage.
Based in Cleveland OH, RestorationLocal.com provides quality, professional water damage restoration services across the US.