Colder Than Normal Temps, What Should You Do?

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Winter is still going strong, which means even colder temps are probably in our near future. Certain disasters can occur during times of colder weather. Below Disaster Cleanup Services will discuss these disasters and give you ways to prevent them from happening.

Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes are one of the more common disasters that we respond to for repairs. It is important to be aware of the weather and to leave faucets running and keep your heater going even when not home. You can also open your cupboards and cabinets to ensure warmer air can reach your pipes. Most pipes won’t freeze during regular Winter temps, but a colder temp can cause major water damages to your home.

Ice Dams

Ice dams happen when ice melts on your roof and then re-freezes. This causes a barrier of ice to form, and it can lead to major water and roof damages. If you have an ice dam, it is important to have a professional remove it. Ice dams will damage your roof and gutters. It will also allow water to seep into your walls and attic. This can cause water damages, mold, and structural problems.

Heavier than Normal Snow on Roof

Your roof is meant to handle the brunt of the elements. However, a heavier than normal snowfall can cause an increase in weight on your roof. The snow can cause your roof to warp or even collapse from pressure. If you see too much snow on your roof, call a professional to remove it.

The best way to prevent damages to your home this Winter is through vigilance. Checking your home and the weather can easily prevent unforeseen disasters. If you do have a disaster occur, give us a call at any time. We are always available for emergency disaster cleanup and restoration.