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Don't Let Ice Dams Get You Down This Winter Call Us If Your Colorado Springs Home Experiences Water Damage!

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Don't Let Ice Dams Get You Down This Winter Call Us If Your Colorado Springs Home Experiences Water Damage! Ice damming can happen to any home, even on some that have preventative measures in place to avoid it.

Ice Damming Can Allow Water Damage To Colorado Springs Homes

The winter is upon the area, and Colorado Springs homeowners prepare for another season with significant snowfall. While many properties are virtually unaffected by the predicted snow to come, other homes are less fortunate regarding the damage that heavy snow staying on the roof of their house can do. Ice damming is among the most significant of the potential hazards that threaten the structural integrity of your roof, and this phenomenon is more common than you might think.

While the smaller side of the concerns for ice damming on your roof is the weakening of the structure, water damage restoration in Colorado Springs maybe required when runoff and melting snow cannot find a means to leave the roof area. Ice damming occurs when melting snow beneath a fresh snowpack reaches the eaves of the roof and freezes at this point. To make matters worse, the condition continues to worsen without physically breaking them loose or having several warmer days to melt the ice.

Our SERVPRO professionals have helped many of our customers that have dealt with ice damming and the water damages that can result from the incident. As melting snow and runoff have no means of escape from the area, and the weight of the snowpack providing immense pressure on the roof itself, vulnerabilities become exposed and exploited by the present water.

With efficient equipment designed to reduce overall humidity fast like our industrial-strength dehumidification machines, we can effectively bring moisture levels down to acceptable parameters in the attic space to prevent the growth of mold and fungus. With a licensed contracting division, our SERVPRO franchise can assist immediately with emergency board up services and include our professional reconstruction services as part of our comprehensive restoration package that saves our customers time and money.  

Ice damming can happen to any home, even on some that have preventative measures in place to avoid it. If your home suffers water damage, let our experts help you to restore the damaged areas fast. You can reach our SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs emergency response team 24/7 by calling (719) 574-2789.

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