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Water Restoration and Repairs Olathe Homes Need During Cold Snaps

12/2/2021 (Permalink)

snow covered house, trees SERVPRO says to be prepared to prevent frozen pipes, ice dams on the roof, and water damage in Olathe. Call us for advice now, or restoration later

We provide fast and efficient mitigation and restoration for Olathe homes after water damage.

The winter months usher in several costly and destructive threats for your home in the form of freezing pipes or intruding snowmelt. No matter how your property becomes affected, our SERVPRO team is Here to Help.

Frozen Pipes Burst or Leak

The need for frozen pipes and ice damming cleanup in Olathe homes is not all that uncommon, with severe temperature drops and the city's placement near significant water bodies like the Missouri River. Frozen pipes create immediate issues for households, making responses for extraction and mitigation vital from our experienced team. We make it a priority to:

  • Re-establish water service
  • Repair damaged plumbing
  • Prevent continued damage

Can This Water Damage Be Prevented?

It is possible to reduce or eliminate the possibilities of frozen pipes and the subsequent resulting damage. Insulating exposed plumbing is an excellent start to protecting your lines. Foam tubing and tape are common materials to shield pipes from cold air.  Other solutions include maintaining warmer temperatures in your house during cold snaps and not shutting off your heat if you leave for extended periods in the winter months.

Ice Damming Along Roof Edges

Ice damming can be a threatening situation for your residence. The buildup of ice on the eaves of the roof can allow snowmelt to force its way back underneath shingles and into your attic space. When these situations occur, our experienced professionals can work to both repair the damage to the roof materials while managing the water with equipment like:

  • High-pressure pumps
  • Wet vacuums
  • Air movers

How Can This Emergency Be Prevented?

While you can do little to affect the weather conditions outside your home, there are steps that you can take to help reduce the possibilities of ice buildup along the eaves of your roof. The first and most effective is installing heated cables along the most susceptible areas to prevent any ice. Secondly, you can ensure that the attic's insulation against the roof is sufficient and devoid of gaps, and capable of preventing warm air leakage that can cause snowmelt on the roof.

Sometimes winter damage cannot be avoided, so you must rely on efficient and knowledgeable restoration professionals like our SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley teams. We offer effective mitigation and restoration solutions for recovering situations like burst pipes or flooding during extreme winter weather events. Give us a call today at (913) 782-4693.

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