Living in Dayton, there are some kinds of property damage that are unavoidable. Today we will share with you the two most common cold weather problems and tips you can use to prevent them.
Frozen pipes are by far one of the most common problems that homeowners come across in the winter. But they are also one of the problems we have a bundle of ideas to share on prevention. Try the suggestions next time the temperature is expected to drop below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Keep the heat on. A warm home equals a warming plumbing system. Remember that saving a few dollars from lower heat will not offset the amount you would need to pay following broken pipes.
- Let the faucets drip in extreme cold weather. This can keep the pipe from freezing.
- If one of your pipes freezes, turn off the main valve and call a plumber.
The second addition on our list is ice dams, when water builds up behind large areas of ice on your roof.
- Insulate your attic. Ample insulation will keep warm air out of the attic and prevents snow from melting on the roof.
- Create ventilation. The key is to keep your attic cool. Having vents such as an eave, soffit, ridge or gable will allow cold air in.
- What if an ice dam does occur? Call Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of Dayton as soon as you can.