WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WINTER HOME HAZARDS

There are so many fun things associated with winter. Such as sledding, skiing, hot chocolate, and Christmas. However, there are a few things related to wintertime that aren’t as fun and need to be remembered like roof leaks, fires, and frozen pipes. Forgetting to prepare for these potential hazards could be a dangerous risk.

Roof Leaks

Roof leaks can pose dangers to your home. One of the most common causes of a roof leak is caused by a ridge of ice that can block the natural flow of water. This traps the melted snow water on your roof. Another cause is bad seams between panels and if they’re faulty, winter can make them leak. You might consider getting your roof inspected so that you don’t have any water damage to your home caused by leaks in your roof. If your roof happens to develop a leak, there are a lot of options for fixing it. You’ll just need to hire a professional so that it doesn’t happen again in the future.

Fires

Fires are a common hazard in the winter. This is a problem that comes from failure of home heating systems. When it comes to fire safety, prevention should be the first line of defense. You should keep in mind to never use an accelerant, keep a fire extinguisher in the home, and if you’re using a portable heater, choose one with an automatic shut off. Everyone heats their home differently. Make sure to understand your system and use proper fire prevention so you can protect your home and family.

Frozen Pipes

If you don’t get your pipes inspected, this could be a very costly fix during the winter. A drop in the temperature can lead to your pipes bursting and flooding your home. This can happen in high-water usage area’s like your kitchen, bathroom, or basement. Checking your pipes will save you from a lot of damage to your home and the belongings within it. A flooded basement can ruin more than just the home, so make sure your pipes have proper insulation.

Winter is a beautiful time of year, but there are plenty of hazards that come with wintertime. When the temperature drops make sure you are aware of roof leaks, fires, or frozen pipes. Keeping these in mind could save you a lot of money and heartache.

To make sure your home is hazard free, we can inspect it! Contact us today to schedule an inspection.