Ice and Winter Storms in Massachusetts Bring Dropping Temps – Think About Frozen Pipes and Ice Damming
SERVPRO Wants Massachusetts Residents to Know What to Look for When it Comes to Freezing Pipes and Ice Dams
Drops in temperatures cause pipes to freeze and possibly burst. In the Lynn area, lines are likely to freeze once the temperatures get below 20° F. This can happen during a cold snap or winter storm in New England, and the resulting water damage can be significant if you are not careful. SERVPRO wants all area residents to know what to look for and prevent such damage from taking place. If you do have an emergency, we are here for water removal services and total restoration to make your Massachusetts property look “Like it never even happened.”
Outdoor piping or pipes that sit in unheated zones in your home could freeze without proper insulation. All residents should know what to look for when it comes to ice dams and freezing pipes. Your pipes outside that are susceptible to freezing include:
- Water sprinkler/irrigation system lines
- Outdoor hose bibs
- Hot tub and swimming pool supply lines
Within your home itself, areas that may be partially heated or unheated can be at risk of freezing, such as:
- Seasonal rooms
Prevent your lines from freezing and possibly bursting during a cold winter storm by keeping the thermostat inside your home no lower than 55° F. Should you be away from home for an extended period, consider draining your water system and having it turned off.
What are Ice Dams?
During the winter months, homeowners in Massachusetts need to be mindful of ice dam growth. The icicles you see around your home can cause damage such as:
- Loosened shingles
- Gutter damage
- Water backing up into your home’s structure
Remaining proactive to rake snow off your roof or using de-icing methods will help keep ice dams at bay. Should you have water infiltration, SERVPRO is available for moisture detection, mold remediation services, and reconstruction to get everything back to normal again.
Call SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield to assist with frozen pipe or ice dam damage after winter storms. We can instal more insulation in your attic to help prevent snow melt on the roof. You can reach our team 24-hours a day by calling (781) 593-6663.