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Winter Damage

Winter water damage can occur at any time here in New Hampshire (NH), and while most residents don’t have the line “cleanup water damage from frozen pipes” listed on their winter “to-do” list, the impacts of winter weather can cause unexpected issues that many of us are not prepared for. Whether it’s water damage in your home’s attic due to ice dams or a fire sprinkler system freezing resulting in a flood, Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration Services can provide prompt and professional winter water damage cleanup. Not sure where to start, or what the next steps are after experiencing water damage from the harsh winter weather? Call Soil-Away today to learn how to get your home or business back to normal.

What types of winter water damage can Soil-Away help me with?

Frozen pipes

– Frozen pipes are an issue that commonly occurs during the winter months here in NH, as low temperatures can cause the water inside of pipes to freeze when located in unheated or uninsulated areas. When the water inside of pipes expand due to the low temperatures, it causes strong pressure on the structure or material that is holding the water, such as metal or plastic piping and waterlines. The most common types of waterlines to freeze are: water sprinkler lines, swimming pool lines, and pipelines that run along unheated areas of structures such as attics, garages, crawl spaces and basements. Frozen pipes can lead to them bursting or breaking, which may cause flood or water damage, so it is essential to keep unheated areas that contain pipes or water lines well-insulated. Has your home or business experienced water or flood damage due to frozen pipes? If so, contact the water and flood remediation experts at Soil-Away today!

Ice dams

– Have you seen icicles hanging off the edge of your roof? Your neighbor’s roof? These long icicles are actually called ice dams, and form when collected snow begins to melt down the roof and then quickly freezes again once temperatures dip below freezing. Ice dams can prevent snow from melting and draining off the roof properly, which can result in costly damages such roof leaks and water damage to walls and ceilings. Soil-Away knows how overwhelming winter weather can be for NH residents, so if your home or business experiences water damage due to ice dams, contact Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration Services.

Fire sprinkler system freezes/bursts

– During the winter months when temperatures fall below freezing, issues may occur to fire sprinkler systems that are located in uninsulated areas or in areas that are not properly heated. Fire sprinklers that are exposed to frigid temperatures are prone to bursting or freezing, which can result in water or flood damage or the sprinkler system not working properly. To avoid costly water damage repairs, it is essential to verify that all sprinklers are located in heated or insulated areas and that there are no cracks or breaks in the piping. Soil-Away has over 25 years of water and flood damage remediation experience, and can promptly service your water disaster needs.

Contact the flood and water damage restoration experts today at 603-641-6555, for professional, trustworthy and prompt service!


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