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On average, one quarter of a million families have their homes ruined and their lives disrupted each winter, all because of water pipes that freeze and burst. Being prepared and informed will help you, and your customers, avoid the inconvenient and costly issue of frozen pipes. Always contact your local Paul Davis office if you’ve experience water damage due to freezing pipes. With offices in South Central, Southeast & Fox Valley Wisconsin, we’re more than prepared to handle any size property loss.
How To Prevent Frozen Pipes
When The Temperature Drops, Take Preventative Action
What If Your Pipes Freeze?
How To Prevent Ice Dams
Ice dams provoke big property owner headaches for a few important reasons. First, ice and snow melt at 35 degrees F and freeze again at 32 degrees F. Cycling over this small range may occur many times in a single day, creating ice dams in short order. Second, roofs aren’t designed to repel standing water but instead to shed flowing water. Third, well-designed attics are intentionally kept very cold. Most, however, are much warmer than the outside air because so much heat leaks from the structure upward into the attic.
“Combatting ice dams demands a multifaceted approach,” advises Leslie Anderson, Vice President of Training for Paul Davis. “You have to minimize attic heat gain, maximize attic ventilation, evaluate roof vulnerabilities, perform regular maintenance and, of course, get skilled help when needed.” Anderson notes that seven measures help meet these goals:
With proper measures, ice dams can be prevented. Winter water damage occurred despite best efforts? Paul Davis pros are just a phone call away.
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