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Should Upper West Side Homeowners Expect Winter Water Damage?

1/25/2022 (Permalink)

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Severe winter weather can directly impact Upper West Side homes. 

The destructive elements of winter weather can directly impact Manhattan properties. While it is possible to take preventative actions to help, many also rely on the experienced professionals of our SERVPRO team to respond fast when disasters occur. 

Do Pipes Usually Freeze in Winter Conditions?

Because frozen pipes and ice damming Upper West Side properties might experience are common threats for water damage, SERVPRO professionals stay prepared to help. Cold conditions can surround under-insulated plumbing and leave it vulnerable to freezing, expansion, and substantial water loss. 

Is Ice Damming a Common Concern?

Ice forming along roof edges can become a formidable obstacle in allowing snowmelt to reach diversion implements like the gutter and downspouts. Materials can rapidly become saturated and damaged by the backflow of water into the attic. Some of the impacted areas include:

  • Roof Materials
  • Joists
  • OSB Board
  • Insulation
  • Attic Flooring

How Can Damage Be Prevented? 

It is possible to prevent extensive damage to your residence during harsh winter conditions. Foremost, the issues often lie with inadequate insulation for the property. Covering exposed pipes or compromised portions of attic insulation can reduce the likelihood of freezing or penetration of water during ice damming events. 

What Does SERVPRO Do to Help? 

The SERVPRO response to water damage emergencies focuses on our need to regulate the spread and severity of damaging conditions as rapidly as possible. Frozen pipes bursting can deposit hundreds of gallons of liquid a minute, making it vital to begin water removal services and other mitigative actions as soon as professionals arrive. 

When water damage results from burst pipes, ice damming, or other causes this winter, trust in the fast response and experience of our SERVPRO of Upper West Side team. We work fast to get disasters under control with water removal services, surface cleaning, and other mitigative actions. Call today at (917) 498-1362.

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