Why Are There So Many Winter Fires?

Why Are There So Many Winter Fires?

Now that Balloon Fiesta is over, New Mexico is starting to cool down. For many, that means turning on the fireplace and staying in with family more. But so many of those winter traditions that make this season so cozy and comforting, actually put your home at a higher...
Fireplace and Wood Stove Safety

Fireplace and Wood Stove Safety

There’s nothing cozier in the wintertime than cuddling up with a good book, a cup of chamomile tea, and basking in the warmth of your fireplace or wood stove. As soothing as this scenario sounds, unfortunately fireplaces and wood stoves are some of the most common...
Ice Dams on Your Roof

Ice Dams on Your Roof

Although they’re gorgeous, icicles may signal an underlying problem with your roofing. Icicles are generally caused by melting snow, and, often snow melts because of poor insulation and ventilation in your home beneath your roof. If left unaddressed, the same...
Cold Weather May be on the Way!

Cold Weather May be on the Way!

Watch out New Mexico — cooler temperatures are only a month away, but many experts say that a phenomenon called, the “Polar Vortex” may add to the chill in September and October! Long-range forecasts indicate that New Mexico may receive more rain and snow in the...
Ice Dams on Your Home Can Cause Water Damage

Ice Dams on Your Home Can Cause Water Damage

During the snowy winter season in New Mexico, American Restoration Water and Fire, LLC recommends that homeowners examine their roof for ice dams, which are a major cause of roof leaks. Ice dams form when snow covers your roof while the outside temperature is below...