Protecting your Home this Winter from Water Damage
Icy pipes, puffbacks, ice dams, chimney fires are all potential threats in this wintery weather. Sure the fresh fallen snow is a beautiful sight for many, but all the complications that can accompany winter can make a person miss those warm summer days! Helping our clients learn more about this hazards and how to prevent them is part of SERVPRO of The Andover’s mission! We are always here to help!
A frozen pipe can break at the point where the ice blockage inside the pipe is located, but typically the crack is caused by the backflow pressure between the water sources and the blockage. A burst pipe can cause considerable damage to your property if not addressed quickly. SERVPRO has a team of plumbers and a 24 hour emergency service team that can help mitigate the damage quickly!
Ice dams are a result of snow accumulating on a roof where heated sectioned of the roof melt snow downward, while the eaves of the roof remain below freezing. This causes water to fall downward and then turn to ice, which can create a dam and back up under the shingles and into a building. behind still frozen ice. Be sure all gutters are cleaned and secured, as much snow is safely removed from your roof and you have proper insulation! Call SERVPRO of The Andovers today to inquire what else you can do to protect your property from these issues! 978.475.1199