Some types of home damage are unavoidable during St Paul winters. Today we will talk about the two most common cold weather problems and tips you can use to prevent them.
We’ll begin by discussing frozen pipes. These are a common issue, but we have many ideas for prevention. If the forecast is projected to creep below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, try some of the ideas below.
- Don’t turn off your furnace. A warm home equals warm pipes. Remember that saving a few dollars from lower heat will not be worth it when a pipe bursts.
- Prevent freezing by letting your faucets drip during extreme cold temperatures.
- Call a plumber immediately if your pipes freeze.
Ice dams are another large risk due to frigid cold weather. The key here is to take precautions before it’s cold outside.
- Insulate your attic. This will prevent snow from melting on your roof by keeping warm air out of the attic.
- Create ventilation. You can keep your attic cool through an eave, soffit, ridge, gable, or other form of ventilation.
- Call the professionals from Paul Davis Restoration of Greater St. Paul MN ASAP if you find an ice dam on your roof.