We know well that winter brings chilling temperatures and it can cause huge damages to the home. As we have seen residential properties suffer the most from winter’s wrath. Dealing with water damage in freezing temperatures is the last thing that anyone would like. To prevent this you have to know some of the most common water damage caused by the winter weather and the ways to fix them when they occur.
The first one is Ice dam formation on the roof
Ice dam formation is one of the most common problems in homes with sloping roofs. It easily forms when snow accumulates on the roof. As a result, ice dams cause a significant amount of water damage each year and it may become a black mole damage problem as well if it is left untreated. So you have to ensure that your attic will remain uniformly cold by keeping it ventilated properly before winter starts.
The second one is related to the burst pipes
Bursting pipes happens as a result of pipes getting frozen during the winter season, in particular, if there is water left in the hoses or pipes outside your home. Of course, the winter period has temperatures can plunge below freezing, making the remaining water in the pipes to freeze. You have to prevent this by installing pipe insulation, specifically to pipes exposed to the freezing temperatures in winter.
Another water damage problem is the snowmelt
Melting snow can obviously damage any property, in particular, homes that have a basement, crawlspace, or a slab foundation. If a huge quantity of the snow is piling up next to these foundations, it’s going to create a lot of water once it melts and poses flooding risks to your home. As a result, it can cause mould problems. Remember to control the gutter as water may freeze in it and damage your gutter system.
Water heater leakage
This is a huge problem for many homeowners. As the temperature drops during winter, your water heater works double to be able to provide you and your family hot water for your shower. Please make a regular checking to your water heater to prevent it from bursts or leaks.
Another problem during winters is overflowed gutter. It can cause big damages when the snow melts.
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