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Steps Amityville Homeowners Can Take to Prevent Water Damage this Winter

12/27/2021 (Permalink)

frozen pipe sign Frozen pipes will cause major issuers for your home. SERVPRO storm damage restoration specialists will be onsite within 4 hours of the initial call.

Many preventative measures can protect Amityville homes from costly winter damage.

With the placement of Amityville and Lindenhurst on Long Island, this area of New York often experiences steep temperature drops and contends with heavy snowfall. Understanding your role in protecting your home from disasters during the winter months can often prevent costly destructive emergencies.

Preparing for a Harsh Winter Season

Frozen pipes and ice damming in Amityville homes are consistent threats during the wintertime. Cold air can wreak havoc on under-insulated areas of your home. Some preventative measures to help include:

  • Insulate Any Exposed Pipes – Vulnerable pipes are often with no insulation or too little for the potential cold weather they might endure. New insulation material is cheap and simple to install. 
  • Drain Out Water in Unused Plumbing – Supply lines to fixtures like pools or other structures on the property should be drained if they are not continually used through the winter months. 
  • Heated Cables on the Roof – Because ice damming typically occurs on the eaves of the roof, installing heated cables to this portion of your home's exterior can eliminate the possibility of ice formation.

Do Frozen Pipes Always Burst? 

When pipes freeze, this does not necessarily indicate a rupture or break of the water service line. In many cases, this damage can be averted by using a hairdryer or other direct-heat implement to warm the water inside of the pipe and resume its flow.

While every cold snap might not spell disaster for your residence, it is nice to have a team of qualified professionals standing by to help when damages do occur. Our SERVPRO of Amityville / Lindenhurst team provides fast and reliable mitigation of standing water and flooding threats when you need it most. Call us today at (631) 319-1680.

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