Winter Water Damage

Water Damage

Winter weather is perfect for cozying up next to a warm fire and sipping on hot beverages—however, it’s not so great for your home when there is an increased chance of water damage due to freezing temperatures. Whether it’s a pipe burst or large amounts of snow melting, it’s important to consider how your home may be in danger of water damage in winter and who you can trust in the event of damage to your home.

What are the different types of winter water damage to look out for? Our team of experts at Archuleta Restoration and Remodel in Albuquerque provides insight into the possible areas of concern, and what to do if you encounter these winter hazards.

Bursting Pipes

Pipes run throughout the home and are often forgotten about during the winter, but they happen to be the most common cause of water damage. Pipes burst when there is too much water pressure due to ice blockage, and eventually the pressure builds up and the pipe bursts, leading to a hazardous situation as water enters the home.

Snow Melting

Though New Mexico doesn’t get much snow during the winter, when it does snow, people aren’t as prepared for it. Snow can damage the home when it begins to melt and seep in through cracks in the foundation, or if it builds up enough against the home. Flat roofing often causes snow to remain where it could leak from the ceiling if it’s unable to drain. Snow that piles on a roof often poses other health risks as well, as it creates the perfect environment for mold to thrive.

Overflowing Gutter

Another common issue during the winter is a gutter that becomes overburdened due to excess water freezing and blocking drainage. If the water can’t properly drain it can create a hazard and damage your gutter system, which then creates its own set of problems.

These factors can cause the perfect environment for water damage in your home, as water freezes and unfreezes from temperature changes throughout the day. Winter is a wonderful time of year and should be enjoyed to the fullest, but in the event of an emergency water situation, Archuleta Restoration and Remodel has the expertise and experience when you need it most! With quick, efficient water restoration and mold removal services, we’re committed to providing damage repair and restoration to your home or business in the Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Las Cruces areas. Call Archuleta Restoration and Remodel at (505) 473-2848 for trusted emergency restoration services today!