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Fall is here, and next will be freezing temperatures and snow. We all love the winter months and the many activities that come with it, but the winter weather can do severe damages to our homes. You wouldn’t think water damages could happen during the winter, but all the ice and snow easily turns to water. Below Disaster Cleanup Services will give you some tips and show you what type of damages may occur.

  • Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes are a part of winter. However, there is a way to ensure your pipes do not become frozen and if they do, what to do? Frozen pipes can be prevented by having proper insulation or by leaving your water slightly running when temps are below freezing. Frozen pipes can turn into a broken pipe very quickly.

  • Pipes that Burst

If you have frozen pipes, you should call a professional. They will be able to ensure your pipes do not burst. If your pipes burst, it can cause catastrophic damages in a matter for minutes.

  • Water Heaters

Hot water heaters can cause water damages. Water damages can happen during any season, and it is important to be aware of your water heaters condition. If the water heater isn’t running as good as it once did or if your water has a red tint to it, you need to contact a professional. If left, it will eventually break and cause water damages in your home

  • Ice Dams

Ice dams can cause significant damages to your home. Once ice dams form, they grow bigger and bigger. As this happens, it can cause water to backup and enter your home through your roof, attic, or walls. You may not realize you have a problem until it is too late. If you notice ice dams, remove them immediately.

If you do have any water damage, it is important to call a disaster cleanup company. They will be able to handle water removal, water cleanup, and water restoration of your home and items. They will also be able to deal with any insurance claims if needed.