There are some types of home damage that can be difficult to avoid during winter. But do not fret, today we will talk about the two most common cold weather problems and how you can prevent them.
Frozen pipes are by far one of the most common problems that homeowners encounter during winter. But they are also one of the problems we have a bundle of ideas on how to prevent. Use these next time the temperature is expected to drop below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Keep the heat on. A warm home equals warm pipes. Saving a few dollars from lower heat will not be worth it when a pipe bursts.
- If the temperatures drop drastically, let your faucets drip to keep them from freezing.
- Call a plumber immediately if your pipes freeze.
Our second hazard is ice dams, when water builds up behind large areas of ice on your roof.
- Insulate your attic. Ample insulation keeps warm air out of the attic and prevents snow from melting.
- Improve ventilation. Keep your attic cool through an eave, soffit, ridge, gable, or other form of ventilation.
- If an ice dam does appear on your roof, call Paul Davis as soon as you can.