During winter, unprotected water pipes are your worst enemy. They can freeze and burst, leaving you with an ice dam right in the middle of your roof. Thawed snow can also enter your home and lead to flooding. Let the warm air in your kitchen and bathroom cabinets to circulate.
You can also let some cold water drip from your water, it’s usually enough to prevent your pipes from freezing. Setting the thermostat to a constant temperature is also a good way to avoid your pipes from getting frozen.
There are several things you can do to prevent your pipes from freezing: insulate them, especially if they are in unheated areas like your basement or attic.
Ice dams are the second threat that you should deal with: removing the snow from your roof (when it’s more than 6 inches) on a regular basis and checking the downspouts to make sure they’re clear are the basic things you can do to make sure that melted water can flow easily.
There are other long-term solutions that you can consider too: insulating your attic is one, along with making sure it is well-ventilated. Installing gutter screens, snow shields, and a water membrane are also options you should consider.
Water leak detectors, water supply lines inspection, sewage backup coverage, outdoor hoses…there are even more aspects that you should take into account if you want to be 100% sure that your house is safe.
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