Connecticut is known for its cold, snowy winters. The combination of heavy snow and subfreezing temperatures create ideal conditions for ice dams to form.
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The experts at ServiceMaster Apple Valley of Greater Hartford can repair water damage inside of your home cause by ice dams. Contact us today to schedule an estimate for water damage restoration in New Britain, Bristol, Meriden, Manchester, Hartford and the surrounding areas of Connecticut.
Two types of damage. An ice dam that forms along the eave can cause water damage due to leaks through the roofing material. The ice buildup can also damage gutters and fascia boards.
Ice dams form when there’s snow on your roof, but a few other things must happen before they can cause damage.
They include the following:
A gutter filled with ice and weighted by heavy icicles can cause:
Know the signs. Icicles may look pretty and seem like part of winter, but they are a strong indicator of ice dams.
Usually the results and damage associated with ice dams forming along eaves are interior water damage and ruined insulation.
One way to prevent ice damming from occurring on your home is to remove as much snow as possible from the roof. This entails the risky work of climbing onto the roof and shoveling the snow off a slippery and angled surface. A safer approach is to rake snow from the roof using long-handled snow rakes.
If ice dams have already formed and water begins coming into the house, ServiceMaster Apple Valley can provide emergency flood repairs to minimize water damage. We can also remove moisture-damaged materials, such as carpeting and wallboard.
Get a Free Estimate to repair any water damage caused by ice dams. We are Greater Hartford's water damage restoration experts in Connecticut, serving Avon, Burlington, Simsbury, Wallingford, West Hartford, Hartford, New Britain, Bristol, Meriden, Manchester and areas nearby.