Winter Flood And Water Damage Risks
Icy cold temperatures, wind, rain, and snow accompany Utah winters and can also pose a significant risk for flood and water damage.
Here are some of the top risk factors for winter flooding, how to prevent them, and how we can help with our flood water removal service in Park City, Utah.
Snow And Ice Dams On Your Roof And Rain Gutters
When snow on the roof melts, it reaches the edge or makes its way down to the rain gutters then refreezes. When this happens, ice dams form. These can be problematic as water gets backed up behind dams of ice and pools around the foundation or seeps in through the attic. It’s important to keep rain gutters clear, and also make sure you have someone on call for water damage restoration in Lehi, Utah.
Frozen Pipes During Winter
Pipes that aren’t protected by insulation or are exposed in cold areas of the home are at risk of freezing. When cold water freezes inside your pipes, the pressure build up can cause the pipes to burst. Frozen pipes often occur in areas like crawl spaces, basements, and attics, which can be particularly catastrophic in terms of flood damage.
Several risk factors can contribute to basement flooding during the winter season. Rain, snowmelt, and other moisture can cause pooling around the foundation or in window wells and can cause basement flooding. To prevent this from happening, make sure your landscaping features a slope directing water away from your home.
Water Extraction Service In Provo, Utah
While it’s important to take precautions to prevent winter flooding, sometimes these emergencies are inevitable. If you do find yourself in a flood damage situation, trust Delta Restoration Services of the Wasatch Front to get you back on your feet as soon as possible.
We provide on-call flood water removal and water damage restoration throughout Park City, Lehi, and Provo. We’re here when you need us—guaranteed.