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Winter Water Damage Prevention Tips from Your Bay County SERVPRO® Neighbors

12/30/2023 (Permalink)

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Winter can bring about unique challenges for homeowners, including the risk of water damage due to cold temperatures, freezing pipes, ice dams, and heavy rains. At SERVPRO® Bay County is our home, we care about our community's well-being, and we want to share some helpful tips on how to protect your home from water damage during the winter months. However, should trouble strike, rest assured that we are here to help with our expert water damage restoration services.

Preventing Winter Water Damage:

  1. Insulate Pipes: Properly insulate your pipes, especially those in unheated areas like basements, crawlspaces, and attics. This helps prevent freezing and pipe bursts.

  2. Keep Heat On: Maintain a consistent indoor temperature, even when you're away, to prevent pipes from freezing. Open cabinet doors under sinks to allow warm air to circulate around pipes.

  3. Seal Leaks: Inspect your home for any gaps or leaks in walls, windows, and doors. Seal them with caulk or weatherstripping to prevent water infiltration.

  4. Clean Gutters: Regularly clean and clear your gutters of leaves, debris, and ice dams. Properly functioning gutters help direct water away from your home's foundation.

  5. Trim Trees: Trim overhanging tree branches that could become laden with ice and potentially fall onto your roof, causing damage and leaks.

  6. Roof Inspection: Inspect your roof for damaged or missing shingles, which can lead to roof leaks. Address any issues promptly to prevent water from entering your home.

  7. Proper Ventilation: Ensure proper attic ventilation to prevent ice dams. Adequate ventilation helps maintain even roof temperatures.

  8. Emergency Shutoff: Know the location of your home's main water shutoff valve. In case of a burst pipe, you can quickly turn off the water to minimize damage.

SERVPRO® Water Damage Restoration Services:

Despite your best efforts, water damage can still occur during the winter. In such situations, SERVPRO® is just a call away in Bay County. Here's why you can rely on us:

  • 24/7 Emergency Response: We provide round-the-clock emergency services because we understand that water damage can happen at any time.

  • Highly Trained Technicians: Our technicians are certified and highly trained in water damage restoration, using advanced equipment and techniques.

  • Fast Water Extraction: We use industrial-grade pumps and vacuums to swiftly extract standing water from your home.

  • Thorough Drying: Our advanced drying techniques, including dehumidifiers and air movers, ensure thorough drying to prevent mold growth.

  • Mold Prevention: We take proactive steps to prevent mold growth, safeguarding your home and health.

  • Content Restoration: We offer content restoration services to salvage and restore your belongings.

  • Repairs and Reconstruction: SERVPRO® can handle necessary repairs and reconstruction to restore your home to its pre-damage condition.

  • Insurance Coordination: We assist with insurance claims, making the process as seamless as possible.

At SERVPRO®, we are your neighbors in Bay County, and we are dedicated to helping our community protect their homes and recover from water damage when needed. For all your water damage restoration needs, trust SERVPRO® to provide fast, efficient, and reliable services. We are here to help, 24/7.

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