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Cold Snaps Lead to Extreme Water Damage Restoration Needs for Niagara Falls Homes

12/15/2021 (Permalink)

Icicles hanging from roof Severe winter weather can lead to ice damming, frozen pipes and many other catastrophes. You want help from the experts! Call SERVPRO for assistance.

SERVPRO Provides Reliable Restoration Services for Niagara Falls When Winter Weather Leads to Disasters. 

With much of our service area abutting the Great White North, winter seasons in Niagara County are cold and snowy most of the time. Severe temperature drops and rapidly changing weather conditions can leave homes vulnerable to damages. 

What Types of Winter Damage Do Homes Experience? 

The winter months can introduce several threats, including frozen pipes and ice damming to Niagara Falls homes. Understanding how these conditions develop is important to protect your property from future threats. 

Frozen Pipes 

Freezing pipes are costly and destructive when the conditions are bad enough to cause a rupture or burst of the service line. 

Ice Damming 

Ice forming on the edge of a roof prevents snowmelt from finding the gutters. As the damming continues to build, more water can penetrate the roof and enter the attic space. 

How Can These Emergencies Be Prevented? 

Preventative measures can often be critical in protecting your home from significant harm during the worst of the winter season. Frozen pipes, for example, usually require better insulation on exposed fixtures and service lines. Ice damming can be directly prevented with heated cables, though evaluating attic insulation can save you money and prevent warm spots on the roof that unevenly melt during cold snaps. 

Is Professional Restoration Required? 

Even if you have successfully implemented some of the preventive and precautionary measures listed above, it is not complete protection against the damage that winter can cause. When pipes burst or flooding results, you can trust that our SERVPRO team will respond fast with effective mitigation like extraction and drying. 

Winter conditions can leave your home vulnerable to damage and destruction. Our SERVPRO of North Niagara County team can respond fast with experienced cleanup techniques and powerful restoration equipment like extractors and drying tools. We are Here to Help, just call (716) 299-0330.

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