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Wicked Winter Weather

1/3/2022 (Permalink)

Ice dam causing roof damage We are always ready for any kind of winter weather disaster

Extreme cold weather, snow, and ice storms can cause damage to your property. When these disaster strikes, immediate action is needed to prevent additional damage to your home or business. SERVPRO of Dearborn & Dearborn Heights has the expertise and resources to remediate damage caused by winter weather.

Frozen Pipes
Extreme cold weather can cause pipes to freeze and burst. Pipes are more likely to freeze when the temperature is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. The resulting water damage can be extensive. Pipe in partially or unheated areas of a home such as basements, crawl spaces and garages are especially vulnerable to freezing. Outdoor pipes including sprinkler systems, hose bibs, and pool supply lines can freeze if they are not properly winterized and insulated.

Ice Dams
An ice dam forms when snow melts unevenly on a roof and refreezes near the eaves. The dam prevents melting snow from draining off the roof. This standing water can back up under shingles and leak into homes causing significant water damage to ceilings, walls, and other areas. Ice dams can also tear off gutters and loosen shingles - which can cause further damage to your structure.

Roof Damage
Snow and ice can cause damage to your gutters and roof. The additional weight of snow and ice can even cause a roof to collapse. Water can get into cracks and small spaces then expand when it freezes causing larger cracks and more damage. The repetition of freezing and thawing cycles can cause small cracks to get larger.

About SERVPRO of Dearborn & Dearborn Heights
SERVPRO® of Dearborn & Dearborn Heights provides 24-hour disaster mitigation service. We specialize in the restoration of homes and businesses suffering losses from fire and smoke, water, flood, wind, and storm damage. Our locally owned and operated 24/7 response team is always just a phone call away. 313-359-3457

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