The New Year's ball has dropped, along with Ohio's temperatures.......... Over the next couple of weeks Ohio will experience the coldest part of winter. Spring and summer storms aren't the only possible causes of weather-related damage to your home. Cold weather brings its own potentially damaging hazards. Frozen pipes are common sources of property losses during the winter months. We would like to remind everyone to take the necessary precautions to protect your home from the upcoming cold weather. If you have questions about protecting your property or need help with frozen pipes and water damage, feel free to give us a call our experts will be happy to assist you through this cold winter weather. 330-725-5702.
Mark's Cleaning Service would like to supply you with some quick prep to secure your cozy domicile.
1.) Turn off outside faucets and sprinkler systems.
2.) Knock off collected snow on gutters and low areas of roof to prevent ice dams. "Ice dams are formed from pockets of heat expelling from your attic causing the snow to melt. The melted snow will freeze again forming dams that will accumulate standing water once the snow begins to melt."
3.) Remember to open base cabinets on perimeter walls of house to prevent pipes from freezing. (Most plumbing is located in your outer walls making them susceptible to freezing and bursting.)
4.) The coldest areas in your home are the garage, attic and crawl spaces. (Insulate exposed pipes to prevent freezing and bursting.)
5.) Leaving town? Always turn off your home's main water supply. (If a pipe bursts while you are not home the accumulated water and mold damage can be severe if left untreated.)
If you become victim of water damage, please don’t hesitate to call us, our certified technicians will professionally restore any damaged areas. If you have questions regarding prevention Mark’s Cleaning Service would love to help with that too. 330-350-1293