Homeowners, wishing to guard against any damage that the winter season might cause, can take some simple steps to prevent water damage.
Pipes along your exterior walls are most vulnerable to cold temperatures, especially in homes with inadequate or improper insulation.
If your outdoor spigot or faucet is the source of a burst pipe, you probably won't notice the issue until spring when you turn on your hose again and discover your basement is flooding.
Without proper insulation, especially under the eave sections of the roof, the temperature variations we see during the winter months can cause condensation and moisture to build up in your attic. Even without an actual ice dam buildup visible from your home's exterior, inadequate insulation is often the culprit for rotting rafters, mold growth, and other types of water damage.
Please contact 1st Call Disaster Services to speak to one of our project managers if you are dealing with water damage or if you want to prevent it. We're always available for you, whether you need a professional to install the best insulation products or if you're facing a water damage emergency.