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How Can Costly Winter Water Damage Be Avoided in Waterbury Homes?

12/17/2021 (Permalink)

Ice dam on a the roof of a home. When the winter blues come into town it can be fierce on your property. Let SERVPRO of Waterbury help you out.

Early measures to prevent freezing are critical to protecting Waterbury properties in many ways. 

The winter months can welcome harsh conditions to the area that impact homes and businesses in direct ways. Preventing these harmful conditions means understanding the relationships between changing weather conditions and the effects on exposed property. Our SERVPRO team can help when water damage disasters strike. 

Avoiding Frozen Pipes 

While frozen pipes and ice damming for Waterbury homes can be a recognizable threat, frozen pipes and subsequent ruptures are a costly and common concern for houses during extreme winter conditions like cold snaps. Cold air can turn standing water in pipes to ice, blocking water flow and building pressure in the damaged lines. 

In many cases, it is possible to intercept these circumstances by focusing on insulating exposed pipes and circulating warm air through the house before harsh conditions can impact the plumbing. 

Ice Damming and Flooding

Another potential concern is the buildup of ice along the edges of your roof. Snowmelt in extreme temperature drops can leave a dam of ice along the edge of the roof, which creates a pool of melting snow that has no other direction to go but underneath vulnerable roof materials and floods the attic. 

Heated cables installed at these buildup points can help to prevent flooding. It is also beneficial to ensure attic insulation is without gaps and weak points against the roof. 

SERVPRO Restoration for Damage Recovery

When these situations lead to damage to the property, our experienced SERVPRO team can help. We have a fast and reliable response to begin mitigation and restoration solutions for several needs your property might have after burst pipes or attic flooding. Some of the focuses of our response after water damage include: 

  • Extraction
  • Content cleaning
  • Drying
  • Surface cleaning
  • Structural repairs
  • Plumbing reinstallation

No matter how winter weather threats damage your home, our SERVPRO of Waterbury team is equipped to help. We have experienced professionals prepared to respond 24/7 with extraction and cleanup tools. Give us a call today at (203) 757-5050.

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