Spring will be here before we know it, but in the meantime, Utah homeowners still need to be on high alert when protecting their homes from water and ice damage. Frozen pipes, heavy snowfall, and rapid temperature changes can all lead to expensive repairs if not addressed properly—or if you lack the proper Salt Lake City home insurance.

Protect Your Home from Water and Ice Damage

Follow these six tips for safeguarding your home against water and ice damage.

  1. Insulate Your Pipes

Pipes exposed to frigid temperatures are at risk of freezing and bursting, resulting in significant water damage. Make sure to insulate any exposed pipes in your home, especially in unheated areas such as the attic, basement, and crawl spaces.

  1. Keep Gutters Clean

Clogged gutters can cause ice dams on your roof, which can lead to water seeping into your home. Clean out gutters regularly and make sure they are free of debris.

  1. Seal Any Foundation Cracks

Even small cracks in your home’s foundation can mean water can enter your home, especially during heavy rainfall or rapid snowmelt. Inspect your Utah home’s foundation and seal any cracks you find.

  1. Maintain Your Roof

A well-maintained roof is essential for protecting against water and ice damage. Check your roof regularly (at least once or twice a year) for any signs of damage and repair or replace shingles as needed.

  1. Winterize Your Outdoor Faucets

Before the temperature drops below freezing, properly winterize your outdoor faucets. This includes draining them and shutting off the water supply to prevent frozen pipes and the expensive repairs that come with that.

  1. Monitor Your Home’s Temperature

If you plan on leaving your home for an extended period during the winter, set your thermostat to a temperature suitable for preventing pipes from freezing. This can protect against water damage and save energy and money on heating bills.

Last Words: Protect Your Home with ASA Insurance

At ASA Insurance, we’re eager to help protect you from the cost of winter-related damage to your home with comprehensive Salt Lake City home insurance policies. Contact us today so we can find the perfect policy for you!