Colder Months May Bring More Water Damages – Be Prepared!

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Fall is officially here, and soon there will be snow and freezing temperatures. Everyone loves Winter because of the holidays and skiing, but Winter can also bring devastating water damages to your home. It is important to be prepared before disaster hits! Disaster Cleanup Services has some common items that cause water damages during the colder months.

Hot Water Heaters

Hot water heaters are not checked very often, meaning they could be damaged without your knowing. You should check your water heater every season to ensure it is in good working condition. If your water isn’t getting as hot as it usually does or has a rust colored tint to it, you could have a damaged water heater. If your water heater breaks, it can cause major flooding of your home.

Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes happen during the Winter. However, you can avoid this problem with a little preparation. By properly insulating your pipes you can save thousands of dollars in water damages. It is also a great idea to run a small amount of water through your pipes when temperatures drop drastically.

Leaky or Burst Pipes

If you do have a frozen pipe, there is a good chance it will burst. If this happens, you can have devastating water damages within minutes. If you have frozen pipes, it is a good idea to call a professional to ensure they do not burst.

Ice Dams

Ice dams not only cause major water damages, but they can also cause structural damages to your home. Once ice dams form, they continue to get larger. The weight of ice dams can cause damages to your roof. Water can also enter your home through your roof, walls, and even your attic. If you have an ice dam, call a professional to remove them as soon as possible.
Above are some of the more common causes of water damages during the Winter. If you are vigilant and check your home, you have a good chance of avoiding any damages or disasters. If you do have a water disaster, give Disaster Cleanup Services a call as soon as possible, as water causes more damage as it sits.