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The Harsh Impact of Dropping Temperatures on Danbury Properties

12/23/2021 (Permalink)

Frozen pipes Frozen or burst pipes can be a real problem in your home, call SERVPRO for assistance right away.

Quick Steps Can Help Your Danbury Home Avoid or Quickly Resolve Costly Water Damage This Winter. 

Between heavy snowfall and cold snaps, the winter can be a potential threat to under-prepared properties. With the frequency of water damage restoration calls our SERVPRO team receives every winter, homeowners need to recognize the possible vulnerabilities of their residences.

How Can the Attic Be Flooded this Winter?

Frozen pipes and ice damming in Danbury homes are both substantial threats that could impact properties this winter season. Damming directly forces water back through roof vulnerabilities, dislodging shingles and forcing pooled liquid through underlayment and roofing materials. 

Is it Possible to Prevent Ice Damming?

Considering how dangerous penetrating water can be to an attic, it is essential to implement preventative measures to avoid this flooding whenever possible. There are multiple approaches that each can benefit the house and work to actively deter ice buildup and damming on the roof eaves. These include:

  • Heated Cables
  • Better Insulation in the Attic
  • Ice Prevention Barriers

Freezing Pipes Could Mean Trouble 

The freezing of pipes can be a rapidly developing and immediately threatening situation. Not only does this cause a buildup of pressure from water that cannot pass the blockage, but water also expands as it converts to a solid, which can lead to line ruptures or breaks.  

Can You Thaw Out Damaged Pipes?

However, a frozen pipe does not necessarily spell disaster for your home or business. Fast-acting by the property owner can begin to thaw out this expanding threat before costly damage results. When the freezing spot is known, the best approach is to expose the area to direct heat with a hairdryer. 

SERVPRO is Here to Help

Experienced professionals of our SERVPRO team understand the urgency of water damage when flooding or burst pipes occur. We arrive with dozens of necessary mitigation tools and a roster of trained technicians to protect the property as much as possible. Some of the devices needed after water damage include:

  • Air Movers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Submersible Pumps
  • Weighted Extractors 

Winter weather can be disastrous and destructive to area homes and businesses even with the fast reaction of property owners. Our SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield prioritizes mitigation and quickly getting your life back to normal. Give us a call today at (203) 791-0920.

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