How To Protect Your Home During The Cold Snap

Jim Gudas
February 13, 2020 - 7:08 pm
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- As temperatures plunge in the Chicago-area, homeowners are urged to take steps to protect their houses from possible cold-related damage.

Joe Hogel of Mega Pros Home Improvement and Remodeling says occupants should run a trickle of water through at least one faucet.

Homeowners should have already disconnected any hoses connected to outside spigots, he said.

If an “ice dam” forms on your roof, don’t try to knock it off because that could cause serious damage.

The best thing to do, he said, is to keep an eye on that section of the roof until the ice and snow melt, and then get it checked out.