Before we make like it never happened, you can make it never happen.
The cold is the culprit for most water damage in our region. When big nor'easters come blasting through many times the power is lost. Some times it can be out for days, and you may have to evacuate to another location. This is when a freeze up will occur resulting in burst pipes inside the walls. Before leaving your home if the power is out or if you go on vacation during the winter for more than a couple of days you should do the following.
Turn off water at the main valve that enters your home from the municipal supply, should be next to your water meter, or if on a well turn off pump. To drain the pipes just after the shutoff:
Roof leaks and ice dams are the next most preventable reasons to get water damage in your home.
If you find water coming in from an ice dam the best thing to do is call us. We can resolve all the issues quickly. Our parent company Acker Contracting is also owner of HP Roofing. We will remove all the water damage and fix the cause of the issue.
Before water starts to come in your home look for ice build up on the eves and edge of the roof and in gullies and places where the roof meets dormers or other parts of the roof. Bad and worn flashing is the reason water works its way under the shingles and into the building. HP Roofing can come and evaluate your roof to determine of you need to repair the vulnerable parts of your roof to ice dams.
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