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Ice Dams-The Winter Nighmare

1/25/2022 (Permalink)

Most homeowners are unaware of the term-ice dams but should be. Ice dams are a common winter phenomena in which melting snow from the roof freezes causing think slabs of ice to freeze along the eaves of the structure. The ice acts as a "dam" blocking the flow and forcing the water back into the house causing structural damage. Wet insulation and sheet rock can certainly have negative implications to the structures interior. SERVPRO of Wayne and South Lackawanna Counties is called to ice dam related issues several times per season.

The good news is that with some preparation and maintenance ice dams can be prevented sometimes for good. The link below is an excellent resource in preventive maintenance for  the cure and prevention of ice dams.


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