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The Worst Ways Water Can Damage Your Strasburg Home This Winter

1/6/2022 (Permalink)

Snow on roof. When the snow on your roof melts, it can cause a flood to your home or even produce mold.

Water can cause damage when the temperature drops. From water being a liquid to becoming a solid, it can cause much damage in both forms. Unfortunately, during the winter months, we need to prepare for water that will most likely freeze. How do we do this effectively and properly? Well first it is important to know the worst ways water can damage your home this winter.

What to Expect from Water This Winter

First, it is important to be aware of what in your home is susceptible to water damage this winter. When the freezing weather hits here are the things that take the hit the most:

  • Your water heater
  • Outdoor water lines
  • Your roof

Your water heater works overtime when the temperature drops to 25 degrees Fahrenheit or below. If you have an aged water heater and it is working extremely hard to heat up, it is more likely to leak or even worse, burst. If you have an older water heater check into buying a new one. Outdoor water lines can often be forgotten about because they are outside! Exterior water lines like garden hoses should be shut off to prevent that pipe from bursting. If you do not need it, you should not use it! Last of all, your roof can suffer much damage from melting snow. When the snow on your roof melts, it can cause a flood to your home or even produce mold. To prevent this, invest in a snow removal rake and take the time to rid your roof of the snow.

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