Ice dams can cause major damage to your Michigan City home or business. An ice dam is a ridge of ice that can form on the edge of the roof and prevent melting snow and water from draining off the roof down the gutters, as it should. The water that is backing up behind the ice dam can leak into the home causing damage to insulation, ceilings, walls and possible flooring and other areas. By taking extra precautions, you can help prevent ice dams from happening.
-Have gutters cleaned before winter.
-Keep snow off the roof before a freeze by shoveling or racking off the snow.
-Make sure attic vents are clear and open of snow to allow warmer air to escape.
The team at SERVPRO of La Porte County are here to help if your home suffers water damage from an Ice dam. Our technicians are here to help you make your damage “Like it never even happened.”