Snow can be beautiful, exciting, and fun…until it all melts. Melted snows lead to slushy sidewalks, dirty street puddles, sad-looking snowmen, and, worst of all, water damage. As soon as the weather warms up, the fluffy white stuff starts to melt, and if it’s sitting in a thick sheet across your roof, that water has a good chance of coming into your home.
Triage Restoration is a water damage restoration company serving the greater Philadelphia area. We specialize in water, smoke, fire, and mold damage restoration and are here to give you a few helpful tips to avoid damage to your home this winter.
Where to spot water damage from snow in your home
The two places you’re most likely to see water damage after the snow melts are on the ceiling or walls and in your basement. It’s more than just a nuisance; just an inch of water covering your basement floor can lead to $10,000 in damage! Yikes. Before you panic, check out these tips from the experts in water damage remediation in Philadelphia and stop the headache before it starts!
- Check The Gutters – Make sure your gutters are in tip-top shape this winter and aren’t backed up by leaves and dirt. Gutters are easy to overlook (it’s probably your least favorite homeowner’s chore) but if they need a repair and you didn’t notice, prepare for a pool party in your basement or attic.
- Check Your Attic – A windy day could blow snow into your attic, and since it just snowed your heat is probably on, meaning that snow is going to melt, melt, melt away.
- Waterproof Your Roof – There are a few ways to do this and they actually involve your attic, not your roof! Make sure your attic is well insulated so that heat doesn’t rise through the attic and heat up your roof. Also, keep it well ventilated. The colder the attic, the less likely the snow is going to melt!
- Get A Sump Pump – This is a great investment for your basement, it’ll help pump invading water right back outside – where it belongs.
Don’t wait, untreated water damage can lead to bigger problems
If you need any sort of water damage cleanup in Philadelphia, Triage Restoration is the company for you. Our water damage service includes sewage cleanup, drying and dehumidification, anti-microbial application and more! And we’re not only water damage experts, we provide services in fire and mold damage as well. Call Triage Restoration today at (215) 399-9590.