Ice dams are a major problem for many homeowners. They cause damage to your siding and roof – and ultimately, water damage inside your home. The best way to avoid this problem is, of course, prevention. Ice dams occur when ice becomes jammed in your gutters and water ends up backing up into your siding or into your roof’s shingles when the ice melts. Again, prevention is key.
Clean gutters are the first step to preventing ice dams. Gutters already clogged with leaves, dirt, and other debris makes it easier for these ice dams to create. In most areas of the country it’s not a good idea to clean out your gutters right now. Wait until spring and sunny, dry day to take on this task.
Keeping your roof warmer than freezing temperatures is another way to prevent ice dams. This means keeping your attic well insulated and warm. Check attic for cracks that can be filled and make sure its insulation is sufficient. Allow the attic to receive warm air from inside the home with a good ventilation system. A warm roof will keep ice from forming in the gutters.
If you discover water damage inside your home due to suspected ice dams or any other reason, don’t hesitate to contact a water restoration company. When water comes into your attic, gravity pulls it down to the floors below. This makes water damage cleanup much more difficult for the layman. An experienced water damage restoration company’s technician will be able to trace the water damage to its origin, fix the problem, and clean up and restore all the damage that occurred before mold sets in.
Contact our water damage restoration company day or night. Our courteous, trained water damage professionals are here for you 365 days a year for all of your water damage needs.
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The team that was sent to our house was wonderful. Their experience and professionalism in our situation was outstanding. I was concerned about our children and they took every precaution (air purifier, microbial spray) to keep them safe. Not only did they have good work ethics, they were personable and caring as well.Angela and Scott S.