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What Steps Can I Take to Prevent Water Damage Repairs During the Winter in Jamestown?

12/26/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Is Available to Conduct Emergency Services for Water Damage in Jamestown

It is always a wise idea to take steps to winterize your home during the fall season. Many people know to unhook hoses and sprinkler systems to ensure that ice does not make its way into your water lines. Insulating certain pipes and turning your thermostat up to 55 degrees Fahrenheit during cold nights are important steps. 

Frozen pipes and ice damming in Jamestown are two of the most common sources of water damage during the fall and winter months. Both of these incidents can cause moisture to leak into the interior of your home. Once your building materials and contents get wet, it is wise to seek out the help of a professional restoration company like SERVPRO. We can offer the following services to help you if a disaster strikes:

If you happen to get frozen pipes or have an ice dam form on your roof, there are a few steps you can take to reduce the severity of the problems. The issues can worsen if a water leak is left untreated for too long. For example, if you know your pipes burst due to a freeze, you can start by turning off your main water valve. 

If you notice an ice dam has formed on your roof, you can take a box fan into the attic and point it towards the underside of the roof, where you can see water leaking. The cold air will freeze the water and stop the leak. Another method is to melt the ice on the roof by placing pantyhose filled with a calcium chloride ice melter onto your roof so that it crosses the ice dam and hangs over the gutter. 

If you ever notice you have a water leak in the wintertime, call SERVPRO of Jamestown / Olean at (716) 338-4901.

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