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Minimizing Winter Water Damage
Nothing is more beautiful than waking up to a beautiful winter wonderland outside your front door. However, there are many risks to your home during these beautiful winter snow or storm events.
As the snow melts, your pipes may leak or even burst causing significant water damage. Follow these tips to help protect your home during the winter from water damage.
Install Water Shut-Off Valves
With properly installed water shut-off valves you can stop the flow of water and minimize water damage issues.
Inspect Your Pipes
Even the smallest leak can cause a catastrophic flood in your home. Proactively checking your pipes during and after a freeze can help alleviate subsequent damage to your home and save you from costly repairs.
Debris filled gutters can prevent the proper flow of water that occurs as the snow and ice melt. Consequently, ice dams may form increasing the likelihood of water seeping into your home damaging walls, insulation, and ceilings.
If possible, removing snow buildup from your roof with a broom or roof rake can also reduce the risk of water penetrating your home. This is a step that must be approached with extreme caution and only if you can do so safely.
Remove snow from around the foundation of your home. This step is important to prevent potential damage to your foundation as the snow slowly melts. If your foundation is damaged from a snow and ice event the resulting damage can put your home at risk.
If your home suffers from water damage, hiring a professional water removal and restoration expert is key to protecting your most significant investment. A professional has the proper equipment and experience to remediate the damage and return your home to a safe and enjoyable condition.
At B+M Restorations, we offer water damage restoration and repair. Our team is certified in proper water removal and restoration techniques. We are available 24/7 to help you minimize your damage quickly and efficiently. Call us if you are in need!