How You Can Avoid Water Damage in the Winter

For everyone the cold season is the busiest season of the year. It is the season of holidays, it is the best time of the year, but is also it is the time when you should protect your home from the winter harms. You know that prevention is the best protection and one of the most important factors you should take in consideration is water damage.

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Frozen pipes can lead to leaks and flood, which will be disastrous for your home. Therefore, a well-planned preparation for cold weather is your pace of mind.

First, start with an inspection on your home to see if everything is in good shape without any possibility of hazards.

1) Check the Pipes

Your house plumbing system, especially pipes are the most exposed to freeze and burst. When water freezes it expands, which leads to pipes bursting. That means serious damages in your home.

The solution is to protect your pipes from cold season, wrapping them in a suitable insulating.

You can find many types of insulating covers at your hardware store. Make sure you buy the appropriate type for your pipes.

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2) Check the Roof

The roof is another part of your home, which can be severe affected by the bad weather. Snowstorms, freezing winds, ice are the factors that have a big impact over your roof. Cracks and compromised or missing shingles can be the entrance doors for water to get into your home.

Therefore, you do not have to take any “chance” to be caught unprepared. Make sure you fill any crack and replace any damaged or missing shingle.

Check also your home drains and gutters and clean them.

A good prevention is a smart thing to do. Only following these 2 steps you can protect your home and have quiet and happy holidays.