Going from Cold to Hot Temperatures
While it may feel like warmer temperatures relive the stress of winter issues, it isn’t necessarily the case. A spring thaw is not the time to take a step back from taking precautions needed to keep your home or business property safe.
Ice can create a lot of problems; Remember, it will be water come Spring. An abundance of ice on or around a property, with a quick increase in temperatures, can completely flood your building.
Let’s talk prep…
- Basement Preparation
The basement or lowest floor of your building will be susceptible to outside water.
- Have your foundation inspected
- Purchase an automatic sump pump
- Install flood sensors
- Elevate sensitive machinery off the floor
- Plumbing Protection
A frozen pipe can burst from a quick increase in temperatures. If the temperature change is too sudden, the pipes may not be able to withstand the contrast. Always keep the thermostat in your building set to at least 55 degrees to ensure your pipes are kept within an appropriate range.
3. Roof Inspection
Have your roof professionally inspected. Contractors can identify damage and other weak spots before additional problems are incurred. Call us if there’s any water issues detected. Our team can remediate any damage or flooding that has occurred during the winter months to limit catastrophes. A small, fixable problem can turn into a serious issue if left untreated.
4. Drainage Clearing
Outside debris, such as small twigs and leaves can clog the gutter and rainspouts needed to clear water from your property. These will need to be cleared out and checked for any blockage, as water will always find the path of least resistance.
Keep these tips in mind as warmer weather approaches. Feel free to reach out to our office at SERVPRO of Indianapolis West for additional questions and information on how to keep your property safe. Always here to help.