This winter’s harsh weather is causing a lot of property damage around New Hampshire (NH) and Massachusetts (MA). Water damage is one of the leading causes of property damage during the winter months. Costly water damage is typically the result of frozen pipes or ice dams. This article focuses on how to prevent water damage caused from ice dams.
You need to take note if snow is accumulating on your house and ice is building up on the edge of your roof. The growing icicles on the roof line of your building may be neat to look at, but it could be an indicator of pending water damage caused from ice dams. During a harsh winter such as the one we are enduring now, NH and MA homeowners should take extra precaution to prevent water damage.
Below are two simple tips to show you how to prevent water damage caused from ice dams.
This has been a tough winter. Hopefully these tips will help homeowners prevent water damage caused from ice dams. Once the winter is over, we recommend having your home inspected by a professional contractor. Ice dams are typically caused from excessive amounts of heat escaping from the house. It could be the result of something as simple as inadequate insulation in the attic. A professional inspection should be able to identify and remedy the issues so that you are not dealing with ice dams every winter.
If ice dams have caused water damage at your New Hampshire (NH) or Massachusetts (MA) home, please call Soil-Away. We will identify all affected areas and efficiently dry your property to prevent further damage. Soil-Away specializes in working with your insurance company to process the damage claim. Soil-Away is master certified through the IICRC and holds the highest water damage restoration credentials in NH.