Winter has arrived and with it comes Winter storm damages. If you have not prepared your home properly, there is a chance you could end up with some damages this Winter. Disaster Cleanup Services wants you to have a safe and disaster-free Winter. Below we will discuss some things you can watch to prevent moisture from negatively affecting to your home. If you do have experience issues, remember we are just a phone call away and available 24/7.
During a Winter storm, snow and ice can build up on your roof. This can cause unexpected leaks and structural damages. It is important to have the snow and ice removed from your roof on a regular basis, as the more it weighs the more likely the snow and ice will cause damages. During a severe Winter storm, you should watch the snow and ice on your roof. You can also have ice melt systems installed on to your roof to prevent ice dams.
We get more calls each Winter because of frozen pipes than any other disaster. Frozen pipes can cause major water damages. To prevent frozen pipes, make sure your outdoor pipes are buried or protected. It is also important to keep your thermostat on during lower temperatures to ensure no water freezes inside your pipes.
Leaks can come from anywhere. It is important to inspect your home for leaks throughout the Winter. We all know to check our ceilings, but we tend to miss two important places. Most people forget to check their basements and attic. These two places can have major leaks that can go unnoticed. With unnoticed water damages come mold and severe structural damages.
If you follow these tips, you should have a disaster-free Winter. If you do experience a plumbing emergency don’t hesitate to call Disaster Cleanup Services. Our team is always ready to respond to your call and begin damage repairs.