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Ice Dams: Tips on preventing winter water damage for your Spokane home

5/11/2017 (Permalink)

Water damage. Soaked interior wall corner. Spokane Valley Feb 2017

What are Ice Dams?

Icicles and Ice Dams can form when heat escapes through the ceiling into the attic. This can melt the snow that is on the roof and allow water from the melted snow to flow to the eaves. Pool of water forms that can leak under the shingles. The water may then enter the attic causing damage as well as the interior ceilings and walls.

Tips for preventing damage caused by ice dams in your Spokane Valley home:

Ventilation: Adequate ventilation will reduce the amount of warm air that can lead to the formation of ice dams.

Insulation: Homes are recommended to insulation of R-38 (12 inches of fiberglass or cellulose). This will reduce the amount of warm air that can rise to the attic.

Creating an Air Tight barrier: Make the ceiling airtight. Use silicone caulk, foam sealant to stop airflow around vent pipes, exhaust fans, chimneys, etc. 

When your Spokane Valley home has water damage from flooding or leaks, we have the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. The water removal and water cleanup process is completed by our highly-trained technicians who will document the drying process. This validates that your property has been dried properly and thorough.

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