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Winter Weather Tips

1/25/2019 (Permalink)

Winter weather can wreak havoc on your home.  Some of these damages can come from accumulation of snow on your roof or damage from ice.  Here are a few solutions to help you protect your home from winter weather. 

  • Protect your pipes-As we all know water expands when it freezes. If there is water inside your pipes, when temperatures get too low, it can cause the water inside to expand and your pipes will burst or crack.  Here are a few tips to prevent your pipes from bursting.
    • Drain water from outdoor sprinklers and faucets.
    • Disconnect outdoor hoses and use foam insulators to cover the faucets.
    • If you have water pipes that run through unheated areas of your home, protect those pipes with insulation.
  • Protect your roof from ice dams-Ice dams form from heat escaping through your roof and melts snow that has formed there. This melted snow then travels to the edge of your roof and refreezes.  When the ice dam melts, the water doesn’t have anywhere to drain so it can cause a leak in your roof.  There are simple easy steps to protect your roof and prevent ice dams from forming. 
    • Clean your gutters and downspouts. This allows water to continue to flow throughout the winter.
    • Seal areas that may allow warm are to leak to your attic. Some of these areas may be, vent pipes, exhaust fans, chimneys, attic hatches, and light fixtures.

If you experience damage from winter weather, SERVPRO of Saline County is here to help.  We are available 24/7 and our experienced team is ready when disaster strikes. 

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