Tis’ the season for things to get cold and soggy. The goal is to keep those “things” limited to the weather and your snowsuit, and not your home. Unfortunately, winter is known to have some adverse effects on houses that sometimes result in water damage. There are two main reasons water damage happens in the winter, burst pipes and leaky ceilings. Here are some tips for avoiding these winter water hazards.
What would an article on winter water damage be without talking about burst pipes? Water freezing inside of a pipe causes it to expand and rupture, leaving you with water flooding your home until you cut the supply. Heating your home will go a long way to preventing any problems, but if you want to be extra sure there are plenty of pipe wraps available.
One of the main differences between a snowstorm and a rain storm is what happens once it’s over. Rain washes away, while snow sits and slowly melts. If there are any damaged areas on your roof, a loose shingle for example, sitting snow can slowly melt and leak into your home. The best thing to do is have your roof inspected before the first snowstorm pops up on the radar.
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Hopefully you have found our blog, “Winter Water Hazards,” informative and helpful. Continue to check back weekly for more helpful tips.