Melting Snow and Ice and Your Home

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With Spring time comes the melting of snow and ice. That once beautiful snow has now begun to turn into a slushy nightmare. With the slush can come problems with your home or office. Below are a few recommendations on what to check for as the snow and ice melts. These tips could save you from needing a disaster cleanup service in the near future.

1. Check Your Pipes

Yes it is slushy out, but if you have any exposed pipes, it is important to check them for cracks or leaks. This could save you from having a flooded basement or other area. With water, comes rot and mold. These are serious issues that can be avoided if checked for regularly.

2. Look For Ice Dams

Ice dams are a serious matter. Ice dams can cause your attic to flood which in turn could cause your actual roof to start leaking. Ice dams are pieces of ice that form on your roof and near your gutters. As the ice melts from the heat of your home it moves. As it moves it forms large sheets of ice. This ice can cause water to backup and leak inside your home. If you have ice dams, it is important to call a professional such as Disaster Cleanup Services to have them removed before they cause you any real problems.

3. Drainage Problems

With all the ice and slush, a drainage problem could occur with your sewage system. This is actually fairly common and will require a professional to take care of the sewage. If you think you may have a problems with your sewage draining properly, give Disaster Cleanup Services a call. We have the right equipment and we handle the sewage as the law states. Sewage is very dangerous and should only be handled by a professional.

4. Check Your Attics and Basements

Many times you avoid the dark areas of your attic or your basement. This is not a bad thing, but it can cause problems if you have a secret leak that may have happened during the winter months. If you check your basement and your attic and you spot a leak or you have a flood, it is important to call a disaster cleanup service immediately. They will handle the mess for you and even file insurance claims if needed.