Home Maintenance

How to Prevent Frozen and Exploding Pipes

We have certainly gotten off to an extremely cold start to the new year! Although the cold temperatures are unpleasant in their own right, home owners should be aware of a greater issue: frozen pipes. Frozen pipes can burst and quickly cause thousands of dollars in water damage to your home, so it pays to make sure that you are protected from this common issue. In this post, you can learn how to prevent your pipes from freezing in the first place, as well as steps you can take to minimize the damage once freezing has occurred.

Don't Ignore Those Icicles on Your Roof

They might look pretty, but those icicles hanging from the edge of your roof can spell serious trouble for you and your home. Although a few small ones are no big deal, large, persistent icicles could be indicative of a bigger problem: an ice dam. Left unresolved, an ice dam can result in significant damage to your home's exterior and interior. Luckily, there are some simple ways to prevent rooftop ice from growing out of control!

Clean Your Chimney, Avoid a House Fire

As you've probably noticed, it's really cold outside. Many of us are dreaming of cozy nights spent next to the fire, but first, ask yourself this question: when was the last time you had your chimney cleaned? Although it's easy to ignore throughout the year, your fireplace could be the source of major disaster if not properly maintained. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about keeping your home and family safe this winter by having your chimney inspected!