Any one of the above events can leave you feeling the cold. By following a few simple tips, you can protect your home from the worst winter has to offer. If disaster strikes, ERS is available for all your emergency cleanup, repair, and restoration needs.
ROOF AND SIDING DAMAGE
Ice and snow can take a toll on your home’s roof and siding. Freeze-thaw cycles occur when the temperature changes quickly enough for snow to start melting only to quickly freeze again. Ice dams are formed the same way. The melted water can get into the cracks and gas between roof shingles and siding, damaging the structure of your home as it freezes and expands.
A lot of snow gathering on your home can lead to two problems. The first is the immediate effects of weight. Too much snow can cause your roof to sag and weaken. In severe cases, the roof may even collapse from the weight. The technicians of ERS have experience performing roof and siding repairs, including:
Cold weather may not seem dangerous for your property, but frozen water pipes can burst and flood your home. Ice dams and melting snow can clog gutters and cause water to go into your home if it has nowhere else to go.
Winter flooding often takes homeowners off guard. While flooding is expected during summer storms or near rivers, frozen pipes and clogged gutters do not seem like much of a threat if preventative measures are taken. Clear out your gutters frequently during fall to keep leaves from forming blockages. Pipes should be properly insulated or kept warm to keep them from freezing.
If your home is damaged from water this winter, contact ERS technicians right away. We are available 24/7 to pump out water and dry your floors, walls, and furnishings. Our Injectidrying system will quickly and evenly restore your home to its original state.
Space heaters, wood burning stoves, and fireplaces all place homeowners at risk during the winter. Even decorative lights on Christmas trees can short and create the spark which will set your home ablaze. The damage from fire, smoke, and soot can be overwhelming, especially when you have to deal with finding temporary housing in the middle of winter.