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Clifton Park Residents Benefit Greatly from Knowing Steps for Frozen Pipes and Ice Damming Mitigation

12/2/2021 (Permalink)

frost on burst water pipe Attention Clifton Park Property Owners--SERVPRO says follow our tips to prevent frozen pipes or ice dams causing water damage

SERVPRO is Available for Water Damage Repair if Frozen Pipes Burst or Ice Damming Issues Arise in Clifton Park

Freezing pipes present a myriad of issues for Clifton Park homeowners once temperatures drop to extreme lows in the winter months. If the problem is not properly prevented or solved early on, you could get hit with a hefty repair and restoration bill. SERVPRO wants local homeowners to know that it pays to have tips for prevention, mitigation, and repair so that you can keep from dealing with frozen pipe water damage or hidden moisture development after ice damming occurs.

Frozen pipes in Clifton Park can lead to burst pipes, and just like ice damming, it presents a problem in terms of potential water damage. Did you know that the average water damage claim reported by most insurance companies is around $5,000? Preventing such damage and understanding mitigation tactics could save you time and hassle in the long run.

To prevent frozen pipes, we suggest the following tips:

  • Keep the interior of your home at least 55° F or higher
  • Close your garage doors to insulate the space from outside temperatures
  • Try to ensure all your pipes are fully insulated
  • Insulate your attic to prevent warm air from causing snowmelt on the roof
  • When temperatures drop way down, open the cabinets in the bathroom and kitchen to facilitate warm airflow

Burst pipes in your home are usually noticeable right away. However, hidden water damage is often an issue with ice damming. If the water leaks under your roofing materials or makes its way into your structure, you need professionals to execute moisture detection and drying. SERVPRO is there with the latest tools and drying equipment to get to the heart of the problem. When we get done, it will be “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County is there for you when you need assistance with water damage from frozen pipes and ice dams. Call us at any time at (518) 885-2620.

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