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The Truth About Ice Dams...

2/7/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Truth About Ice Dams... Icicle

Ice dams are the result of snow melting and then refreezing at the coolest edge of a roof.  When heat escapes into an attic /roof, the heat builds up and eventually melts the snow on top of the roof. The melting snow then travels down to the edge of the roof where there is no heat and it freezes to form an ice dam. The ice dam then prevents remaining snow from draining properly. When water backs up behind the frozen chunk of ice (also known as the ice dam), it can cause damage to ceilings, walls, insulation & floors in the home. By the time the water leaks & stains are noticed indoors, it’s possible that mold & mildew has already formed.  

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