3 Essential steps to preventing winter weather damage in Rosedale, Maryland.
SERVPRO of Perry Hall/White Marsh responds to over 60 frozen pipe calls a year! Cold weather is one of the leading causes of storm damage property claims in Rosedale, Maryland. To prevent costly damage due to freezing temperatures, take the following precautions to protect your property. We recommend doing them before winter weather hits… but if its cold outside and you’re concerned, bundle up and get to work!
Protect your cars, sheds, and roofs from Trees
Check your property for downed tree limbs and branches. Weather such as heavy rain, wind, ice and snow can cause branches to fall which could cause damage to property and potentially cause personal injuries!
Clear gutters and drains
Roof, water pipes, and gutters should all be inspected to ensure they are in proper order. Gutter downspouts should be directed away from your building. Clear gutters of debris that may have gathered during the fall; leaves and other obstructions can lead to ice damming which can lead to roof damage and interior water problems.
Prevent indoor and outdoor water pipes from freezing!
Protect water pipes from freezing by simply allowing water to drip when temperatures dip below freezing. If pipes are under a cabinet, leave the cabinet doors open allowing warm air inside to circulate. If the building has outside faucet, turn the valve off, open the outdoor faucet until its completely drained!