With bitter cold January weather on it’s way, problems can arise from these drastic temperature changes. Ice dams can form and pipes can freeze causing significant damages to your home or business.
Ice dams occur after a heavy snowfall when warm air in the attic causes the roof to warm and the snow to melt. Water running down the roof refreezes when it reaches the colder roof edge, forming a mound of ice. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas.
Once water in a pipe freezes, pressure is created between the closed faucet and the blockage that can build up to a point that causes the pipe to explode. This can cause extreme damage inside of a home or business depending on how many pipes have been affected.