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Preventing Frozen Pipes

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 8, 2020 10:11:01 AM posted in Damage Prevention, Water Damage, Frozen pipes, Pipe Burst, Home maintenance, DIY

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Frozen pipes can cause tremendous damage to your home.  When water in a pipe freezes, it expands and puts immense pressure on both metal and plastic pipes ─ and when the pipe breaks, it could potentially release a cascade of water into your home, causing mass amounts of structural damage. According to the Institute for Business and Home Safety, claim payments by all insurance companies in the past decade for those kinds of losses have exceeded $4 billion.

 

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Preventing Ice Dams

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 6, 2019 10:52:40 AM posted in Damage Prevention, Home Restoration, Water Damage, Home safety, Frozen pipes, Winter Damage, Ice Dams, Roof Damage, Home maintenance, DIY

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Ice dams are a common destructive roofing dilemma materializing during the winter months. Typically roofing concerns arise when snow melts, runs down a rooftop and refreezes near the edges. As a rule ice dams are created by having a warm attic space resulting in a combination of poor attic and roof ventilation. Ice damming can cause extensive damage to your roof, gutters, insulation and interior ice walls therefore it is imperative one learns how to prevent such.

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