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How Destructive Can Winter Weather Conditions Be to Randolph Properties?

12/22/2021 (Permalink)

snow covered house SERVPRO says--winterize your Randolph home against ice dams on the roof and frozen pipes with correct insulation and temperatures

Early steps reduce water damage to Randolph homes in the winter

The winter months can welcome a wide range of weather conditions for Morris County, and our SERVPRO team must work fast when this storm damage or subsequent water damage overwhelms a home.

Avoiding the Costly Damage of the Winter Season

Among the greatest concerns for the winter season are frozen pipes and ice damming on Randolph homes. When left unchallenged and unresolved, these conditions can become costly, destructive situations for property owners. Here are a few preventative measures can be taken to ensure that the worst of these effects do not threaten your household. These include:

  • Installing Better Insulation – Plumbing exposed to harsh temperatures should be covered with insulation to keep the pipes warmer and less directly affected by colder conditions. 
  • Keeping Pipes Exposed to Warm Air – It is important to make sure the pipes likely to freeze are surrounded by warmer air whenever possible. Open cabinets and doors provide an easier path for this air to reach sensitive plumbing.
  • Protecting the Roof from Ice Formation – Preventing ice formations on the roof eaves is a combination of multiple steps property owners can take. The first and most direct of these is the installation of heated cables over this susceptible area. Make sure that the attic has adequate and uniform insulation.

Restoring Your Home After Water Damages

When you do not address these potential problems in time, severe damage can result to the property. When burst pipes or flooding in the attic become urgent situations, SERVPRO is here to help. We have leading restoration equipment and experienced personnel to address immediate concerns like standing water, saturated structural elements, and damaged contents.

The winter months can be heavily damaging to area homes, especially during cold snaps with extreme temperature drops. Our SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County team appreciates the urgency of fast and reliable restoration when disasters occur, and we mobilize fast after the first notice of loss. We are here to help 24/7 at (973) 895-5000.

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