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Making Sure Your House in Seattle Is Well-Insulated Can Help Prevent Winter Water Damage

1/2/2022 (Permalink)

icicles on a tree Ice can cause water damage in homes and businesses.

SERVPRO® Can Provide Help with Water Damage Repairs in Seattle

Houses get constructed so that the water lines run in areas where other building materials can't get wet. Homes in the northern states that get cold in the winter get built to withstand temperatures and prevent pipe freezes. However, your insulation can wear out over time, and cracks that leak heat can form. 

Frozen pipes and ice damming in Seattle can be caused by sections of your home not staying at the temperature they should be. For example, if your water lines running next to your exterior walls get too cold, they can freeze and burst. Or, your roof could become different temperatures, and an ice dam can form, which can prevent melting snow from draining. 

All of the building materials in your home must remain at the temperature they are supposed to be. Because if they do not, your property could suffer from water damage in the winter. Luckily, our SERVPRO technicians can provide you assistance by offering the following emergency services:

  • Water Extraction Services
  • Water Damage Debris Removal
  • Water Clean Up
  • Repairing your Home After a Water Leak
  • Applied Structural Drying (ASD)
  • Attic Mold Inspection
  • Black Mold Damage Restoration

However, before you get forced into an extensive restoration project, it is wise to make sure your building is well-insulated. Over time, the insulation in your walls, attic, and crawlspace can get worn out, decreasing its R-value. It is wise to make sure your structure is properly insulated, especially before the frigid temperatures hit in the late fall season. You can add insulation to places like your attic or crawlspace. You can also go through your house and seal any cracks or gaps you see in your attic or around any water lines.

To reduce the damage caused by a disaster like frozen pipes or ice dams in the wintertime, call SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast at (206) 362-9295.

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