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Frozen Pipes and Ice Dams Oh My!

12/17/2019 (Permalink)

brass color pipe with white snow on it with water rushing out behind a black background Be sure to take preventative action when it comes to frozen pipes and ice dams this winter storm season

The first half of winter in WNY can be a bit confusing, to say the least. One minute its sunny and 40 degrees, the next it’s freezing raining, and before you know it its full out snowing! With almost three seasons in 24 hours, it’s important to be prepared for any kind of disaster Mother Nature may bring this time of year.

One thing to watch out for during this part of the season is frozen pipes, and ice dams. Our area is particularly prone to frozen pipes this time of year because the temperature can dramatically drop at any moment. Also, this is the time of year people like to travel for the Holidays. So, be sure to take preventative measures, and insulate exposed pipes and turn out outside water sources now so you don’t have a water emergency during an ice storm this season.

Also, this questionable weather can cause ice dames to form on your roof. Ice dams can cause a significant amount of water damage to your roof and home. So be proactive and keep your attic warm, and check your roof to make sure no dams have formed.

Follow these tips and you and your home will stay safe this winter storm season, no matter what Mother Nature decides to throw our way! And, as always, if you experience any damage from a winter storm this season please call the experts at SERVPRO of The Southtowns at (716) 646-6684 right away to make your storm damage, “Like it never even happened”.

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