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Are you winter weather ready?

11/3/2020 (Permalink)

Ice damming on roof Ice damming is preventable!

Are you prepared for the upcoming cold weather?  Cold weather can have a huge impact on your home if you are not ready for it.  From heavy rain and freezing temperatures to damaging winds, sleet, or snow.  To help prevent costly water damages due to weather, consider taking the following precautions to protect your property before the cold weather hits.

* Roofs, water pipes, and gutters should all be inspected to help ensure they are in proper order.  Gutter downspouts should be directed away from your home.  Clear gutters of debris that may have gathered during the fall.  Leaves and other obstructions can cause a damming effect, which can lead to roof damage and interior water problems.

*Protect water pipes from freezing by simply allowing water to drip when temperatures dip below freezing.  If pipes are under a cabinet, leave the cabinet door open, allowing warm inside air to circulate around the pipes.  If the building has outdoor faucets, consider shutting the water off at the main valve in the basement or crawlspace.  Once the valve is off, open the outdoor faucet to ensure it drains, preventing any remaining water from freezing in the pipe.

*If you will be traveling this holiday season, leave the heat on in the home, set to a temperature no lower than 55 degrees.

If you end up with a broken frozen pipe this winter call SERVPRO of Dover/Middletown to help you make it "Like it never even happened."

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