Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, concerns such as ice dams, water flooding damage, and energy efficiency may be the furthest thing from your mind. Liberty Restoration and Construction in Hanover hopes that water remediation is not an issue you have to remedy this winter. Our Hanover water remediation team is always available if such a concern should arise and we hope a review of the following information about ice dams will prevent such an unnecessary disaster.
Ice dams result from a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevent melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind ice dams can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas. Most likely, you have an issue with excess heat escaping through your attic space. This is an energy efficiency concern that should be addressed by a professional as soon as possible. Here are a couple tips to take immediate action:
- Remove snow from the roof. This eliminates the catalyst for the formation of an ice dam. A roof rake or push broom can be used to remove snow, but please be careful, as this may result in damaging the roofing materials.
- In an emergency situation where water is flowing into the house structure, creating channels through the ice dam allows the water behind the dam to drain off the roof. Hosing with tap water on a warm day will do this job. Work upward from the lower edge of the dam.
Taking such action is a temporary solution for minimizing the potential of an ice dams damage. Calling a Hanover water remediation team immediately to assess the extent of the damage and repair requirements is imperative. The longer it takes to make that call, the worse the water damage and remediation repair could become.
Whether you require water remediation services or an inspection on the energy efficiency of your home, Liberty Restoration & Construction is available to you. Fill out our free inspection form or call us today. If your home is being flooded with water, time is not a commodity you can afford to waste!