Winter weather is always harsh, but water damages are expected during the winter months. From frozen pipes to ice dams, water disasters can cause significant damages to your property. The first line of defense against water damages is to be prepared. Below, Colorado Hazardous Environmental will discuss Winter water damages and how to prevent them and mold from forming in your home.
Checking your pipes on a regular basis is vital. If your pipes become frozen, you must call a professional to ensure they do not burst. If your frozen pipes burst, you will end up with major water damage that could cause mold growth.
Ice dams form on your roof. If you notice a sheet of ice near your gutters, call a professional for safe removal. Ice dams form when water melts and re-freezes; as this occurs, water can leak into your attic and down the sides of your walls, where you will not notice the damages. This will allow mold to form and for structural rot to occur.
Snow is heavy, and if left on your roof for extended periods of time, it can cause significant damage to your roof’s integrity. Snow should be removed regularly from your roof. The weight can cause weak spots to form on your roof, allowing snow and water to enter your home.
You must keep an eye on your property during the colder months, as water damages can cause extensive structural problems and eventually mold to grow. Once mold begins to develop, you will need to have it professionally removed, as all infected areas will need to be replaced and cleaned to ensure mold will stop growing. If you do have water damages or mold growth on your property, Colorado Hazardous Environmental removes mold safely from your property!