Winter and Water Damage- Problems That Can Occur

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Winter is still going strong for many parts of the United States. This year has been colder in many areas. With harsh winters come water damages. Sometimes water damages cannot be helped. It doesn’t matter how much time you spend winterizing your home; you can still have issues from leaks. Water damages are always unexpected, but Disaster Cleanup Services can make it easier for you. Below, we will discuss some of the main ways your home can suffer from these problems. 

  • Leaky or Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes are the number one cause of winter water damages. Even with winterization you can still have frozen pipes. Frozen and leaky pipes can easily spread water throughout your home, causing extensive damages. The best thing to do is keep an eye out for any leaks or abnormally low temperatures. 

  • Leaky Roofs and Attics

The weight of snow and ice can cause major damages to your roof and attic. With all the weight can come leaks. Ice dams are a common occurrence on roofs and can cause water to drip into your attic and inside your walls, causing major damages. Mold and structural damages can occur if the problem is not repaired quickly. 

  • Leaks in the Basement

Most people do not use their basement very often. Water damages can happen, and you will not know for weeks or even months. Water damages to your basement can cause devastating structural damages and mold. The best thing you can do is check your basement regularly. Make sure your sump pump is working and check for leaks. 

  • Sewage Line Flooding

Melting ice can sometimes cause your sewage to backup into your yard or home. This can cause extreme water damages. Sewage is not only dangerous to your health, but it is also very messy. If this happens to you, remove your family from the home and call a licensed professional immediately. Sewage contains viruses and bacteria. A professional disaster cleanup company has special suits and equipment to clean up and dispose of sewage.