When you think of Nashville, you don't think of arctic cold temps or ice – but people who live in the area don't have to think too far back in the past to remember what happens when the temperatures drop below freezing. Hundreds of homes and businesses experienced severe water damage due to winter weather, and Steele Services was ready to respond.
From ice dams to frozen or burst pipes, Steele Services provides IICRC-certified winter weather water damage cleanup and restoration services for properties in Nashville and the surrounding areas.
- IICRC Certified in Water Mitigation
- 24/7 Emergency Response to Begin Dryout
- Specializing in Cleanup and Repairs due to Frozen/Burst Pipes and Ice Dam Damage
- Water Damage Insurance Claims Assistance
Winter Water Damage FAQs
Water damage can be stressful, but it's important to act fast! Prolonged exposure to these conditions can lead to loss of personal belongings and/or affect the structural integrity of your home or business. Allow us to help you navigate the recovery and restoration of your home or business, so you can get back to your normal routine as soon as possible. Steele Services will walk through this process with you while we are restoring your property to pre-damage conditions.
The Snow Melted - Why Should I Be Concerned With Water Damage?
Any excess moisture on your roof due to the build up of ice or snow, even for only a day or two, can reveal roof leaks. The melting snow and ice can travel into your walls, soaking the insulation and studs. If you notice dampness on your drywall following a day or two of ice outside, you likely need an inspection by a water damage restoration professional.
Why are Nashville homes so vulnerable to winter weather water damage?
The vast majority of our weather patterns skew towards temperate, mild temperatures with the occasional tornado or storm. Builders take that into account to cut costs and save money. As a result, many of our roofs and exterior walls are not "winterized" to protect against elements like snow, ice, or cold temperatures.
Should I call my insurance company before calling someone to help with repairs?
While it's always a good practice to have a general idea about your homeowner's insurance policy coverage, we specialize in water damage insurance claims. We recommend that you call us first, and then we'll call your insurance company together to make sure the conversation starts out right. The insurance adjuster will know that they are dealing with someone with decades of experience in managing claims of this sort, and you'll find the claims process will be far less stressful.
Winter Weather Water Damage Prevention Tips & Tricks
Property owners should know some basic tips and tricks to preventing the water damage in the first place.
Leave your sink cabinet doors open during cold snaps to regular the air temperature surrounding the pipes.
If the snow sticks around for a day or more, use a roof rake to clear off 2-3 feet of snow from the edge of your roof to avoid the accumulation of ice.
Install an insulated cover over any exterior faucets.
Let the water from your faucets drip during an arctic blast.
Clean your gutters of leaves and debris every fall to reduce the opportunity for water to pool and freeze, causing stress on your eaves.