Winter Weather in the Ozarks
Living in the harsh Missouri Ozarks weather can have it challenges. Severe weather comes in many forms in our area and one of them is winter storms. We have learned you can never be too prepared for the weather that might come your way living in Springfield.
There are some simple steps you can do to prepare your home for winger in the Ozarks. Keep out the cold with insulation, caulking and weather stripping. Install and test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and don’t forget to check and replace your batteries twice a year. It’s a good idea to gather supplies in case you need to stay home a few days without power, batteries for flashlights and radio and don’t forget to have extra supplies on hand for your pets. We like to have a plan in place for a source of alternate heating such as a generator.
A few tips to keep pipes from freezing are Keeping your garage door closed at all times, especially if there are water supply lines in the garage. Open Kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors where there are water lines, this will allow the warmer air to circulate around the plumbing, especially if the pipes are on an outer wall. Let water drip from a faucet, running water at a trickle will help prevent the pipes from freezing.
Sometimes even with all the planning in place pipes freeze and once the temperatures warm up you can be left with a mess. If this happens you can always call SERVPRO of Springfield/Greene County to come and assess the situation. We are dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us. A fast response lessens the damage and limits further damage and reduces cost.