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Icicles, a beautiful winter sight or a sign of damage

1/19/2021 (Permalink)

Icicles are a sign that winter is here, they are nice to see but is it also a sign of potential damage?

Once you see icicles forming this could be a sign that ice dams are forming and can lead to further damage if not taken care of quickly. 

Ice dams form because there is not adequate insulation in the attic. The warm air tries to escape through the roof and begins to melt the snow, as the water makes its way down to the edge of the roof it freezes causing an ice dam. We also see ice dams form when there is drastic temperature change from cold to warm and back to cold. The ice can damage gutters, shingles, and cause water damage in your house. Water can enter through your walls, into your insulation and if left long enough can cause microbial growth.

If you notice water damage call your local experts at SERVPRO of Mt. Pleasant, Clare and Houghton Lake at 989-775-5056 or visit us at SERVPROofmpchl.com 

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