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Water Removal Caused by Ice Dam on Helena Homeowner's Roof

3/5/2023 (Permalink)

icicles forming on the edge of a roof After a storm dumps excess water into your home, time is of the essence for water removal and storm damage remediation. Contact SERVPRO 24/7.

Can SERVPRO Help with Water Removal After a Snow Storm in Helena?

Freeze-thaw cycles in Helena can cause considerable damage to a home, introducing water into attics as ice dams form on the roof. Not all water can make it off the roof when the snow melts after a storm. Some of the water freezes, creating an ice dam blocking thawing water from escaping. It often pools on the roof until it seeps into the attic, soaking insulation and penetrating living areas.

SERVPRO can help remove water from the attic and ceilings of affected rooms in Helena. Depending on the type of insulation in the attic, we may need to remove all of the insulation, dry the attic and install new high-quality insulation. Drywall on the ceiling of impacted rooms may need to be removed if it has absorbed moisture and been compromised.

However, preventing ice dams on your home's roof should also be addressed since the next storm introducing more snow and rain can cause a similar event. SERVPRO recommends an assessment of the condition of your roof to identify solutions that can prevent ice dams from forming again. For example, the following may be considered:

  • Install high R-Value insulation in the attic to prevent heat from escaping from living areas
  • Install air vents in the roof to assist fresh air entering the attic space in summer and winter to avoid premature aging of your shingles.
  • Install rubber membranes and ice shields around skylights and six feet up from roof lines
  • Temporarily install heated cables to melt any ice that may form on your roof.

No one wants to deal with repeated water removal issues. SERVPRO can assist with moisture reduction and drying to prevent further damage and mold growth in your attic.

Call SERVPRO of Helena & Great Falls for water removal services. We provide service to Helena and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (406) 458-6008.

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