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Winter Weather Has Definitely Arrived, Things to Think About Regarding Your Home

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

Winter weather is here and the SERVPRO of Washington DC team is here when you need us (202) 737-8776

Washington DC Weather and Your Home 

Washington DC, weather changes quickly and can be unpredictable. One thing that is certain, when the winter months arrive it will at some point be very cold and will snow. Are there spaces in your home where your heating system just doesn't provide enough warmth? If so, you're probably considering a space heater.

When choosing a space heater there are some things to consider. How well will it heat the room where you are going to use it?

Space heaters come in either watt ratings (labeled “W”) or British thermal units (labeled BTUs). Most electric space heaters are rated for either 750 or 1,500 watts. The smaller size is suitable for small rooms, and the larger size for larger spaces. When working in BTUs, a heater that produces 9,000 BTUs is typically suitable for even a large bedroom.

Another consideration is energy efficiency. Heating an entire home with space heaters is not efficient use of energy, using one to heat a bedroom while the rest of the house stays at a lower temperature would actually save you money.

The issue of safety is a big part of the decision for many. Placement is critical, a heater placed too close to a bedspread, curtain, or other combustible object could start a fire. It's important to ensure that smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working. Consider that many manufacturers install safety features on their space heaters, the most important of which may be the tip-over switch, which shuts off the unit if it tips over.

The winter months in Washington DC can also bring on frozen pipes which might later leak. Heavy snow and ice can cause roof damage that eventually leads to damage to your home. If you have damage to your home this winter call the restoration experts at SERVPRO of Washington, DC. They have the right training, experience and will bring the right equipment to restore your home.

If you do have fire damage whether it's caused by a faulty space heater or something else, SERVPRO of Washington, DC is the team to call (202) 737-8776.

Why This Team?

SERVPRO of Washington, DC specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

We Are Ready to Help

SERVPRO of Washington, DC provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Fire damage, flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important.

SERVPRO of Washington, DC is the restoration team to call (202) 737-8776.

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