This week's Artic blast brings the threat of damage to homes in the form of burst water pipes and roof ice dams. Both conditions can result in thousands of dollars worth of damage to homes and belongings.
In the United States, frozen pipes cause a huge amount of damage each year; unlike natural disasters, this disaster is largely preventable, according to State Farm. By taking a few simple precautions, you can help save yourself the mess, money, and aggravation frozen pipes cause.
Here are some helpful links to information on preventing roof ice dams and frozen water pipes, and what to do if either one happens to you.
Every winter season, the pipes in your home are at risk of damage from freezing conditions. Low temperatures can cause your water pipes to freeze, and in some cases burst. The following tips from Allstate can help you safeguard your home before, during and after a pipe freezes.