Ice Dam Emergency

When Your Ice Dam Bursts

Ice Damming

Damage from ice and ice-dams:

  • Rip gutters from your home
  • Raise, crack and swell roof shingles
  • Damage roof sheathing
  • Ruin attic and wall insulation.
  • Destroy ceiling and wall drywall and paneling
  • Warp floors and soak carpeting
  • Stain surfaces, such as upholstered furniture
  • Short electrical circuits, causing circuit breakers to trip and fuses to blow

Call ServiceMaster Apple Valley! Fast action can save hundreds, even thousands of dollars in damage due to ice dams! ServiceMaster Apple Valley is ready to contain the water flowing into your home and to move valued items out of harms way. By getting a fast start, we can immediately begin drying and cleaning items to prevent damage due to mold and staining.

Call 1-855-213-1118 for an ice dam remediation and repair in Bristol, Meriden, Manchester, Hartford, New Britain

It may come as a surprise, but water is one of the most damaging substances a homeowner can confront.

Our remediation services include:

  • Water removal, including from area you can’t see
  • Drying equipment that helps prevent warping and swelling of floors and furniture
  • Air movers that evaporate moisture from surfaces, including carpeting
  • Sanitizing agents that prevent the growth of mold
  • Dehumidification

Our trained technicians can assess the damage an ice dam on your roof has caused and provide solutions to get all the problems fixed. Once the leaking has been stopped, we can explain what steps to take so the problem never happens again. The nice thing about ice dams is that they can be fixed, permanently!

What causes ice dams anyway?

Ice dams develop when heat escapes from your attic and begins to melt snow that has built up on your roof. The snow is melting from the bottom up, so you can’t see the water up there! As the water flows down the roof, it may refreeze when it passes over a cold expanse of roof. This typically happens at the eaves (the lowest edge of the roof) because eaves protrude beyond the wall of the house, making them less susceptible to the warming effects of heat leaks.

A large ridge of ice forms as water refreezes at the eave. The buildup of ice may extend over the gutter, but this ice is not what’s causing water to leak inside your home. The leaks are coming from water that has pooled behind the ice dam. Roofs are not designed to hold water, just to shed it. So when a pool of water sits on your roof, some of that water will find its way under shingles where it can drip through nail holes and sheathing joints. Once inside, the water will find its way into ceiling assemblies and walls. When they have become saturated, the water enters your house.

Repairing and Preventing Damage from Ice Dam Leakage

Once the immediate threat of ice dams has passed, ServiceMaster Apple Valley can remove the damaged walls and ceilings and also initiate the dry out phase. The ultimate solution is the installation of an ice and water shield under your roof shingles, but this is typically not feasible until you are ready to reroof your home.

In the meanwhile, we recommend careful air sealing and insulating of the floor in your attic. Common culprits for leaking heat include, vent pipes, recessed light fixtures, chimneys, attic access ways (pull-down ladders and hatches), heating ducts, and bath and kitchen exhaust vents.

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Our Locations:

ServiceMaster Apple Valley
50 Waterbury Road
Prospect, CT 06712