Prepare Now for Winter Storms!
Although we don’t get much snow, ice or below-freezing temperatures in North Texas, it does happen, so it’s best to be prepared. An accumulation of 2-5 inches of ice and snow can cause damage to your home, such as excess weight on your roof, gutters that have been damaged or blocked by ice, or falling tree limbs. If we experience below-freezing temperatures, especially if the below-freezing temperatures last for several days, there is an increased chance of damage to your home, specifically frozen water pipes.
Prepare now by taking the following steps:
- Make sure that you have adequate insulation in the attic.
- Clean the gutters so they are free of leaves and other debris.
- Put faucet covers or freeze caps over all exterior water spouts.
If the temperature is below freezing:
- Open all cabinet doors that are below any sink that is on an exterior wall; or let the water run at a slow drip.
During the days that temperatures are below freezing, you might not notice anything. But when the temperatures begin to rise, you might begin to see evidence of damage. If you see water stains on the ceilings or walls, this could be an indication that a water line in the attic has developed a leak. If this should happen in your home or office, call SERVPRO® for storm restoration.