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Ice and Water Damage in September?

9/16/2017 (Permalink)

Ok so we don’t have to worry too much about ice causing damage this time of year.  But that is exactly my point, it’s time to prepare. Ice can cause home damage in many ways. For now, let’s focus on ice dams. Ice buildup a long your eves (edge of your roof) is what we refer to as an ice dam. The ice builds up and won’t let the water run off your roof forming a large puddle on your roof! Roofs are great for shedding water off your home, but they are not designed to hold water. That damned water will then run into your home causing a lot of damage. Last year was a very bad year for ice dams because of the cold and amount of snow we got. We multiple homes and businesses with water and mold damage from ice dams.  While the last bit of warm weather is still here it’s a perfect time to prepare.

  • Be aware of areas on your roof where ice generally builds up.
  • Have the insulation in your home or building inspected to ensure its well-insulated.
  • Consider having heat cable and rain gutters installed in areas that tend to build up ice to help ensure you don’t have any problems.

If disaster does strike, SERVPRO of Idaho Falls is has the training and experience to fix the problem for you.

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