Why Ice Dams Are Harmful

Ice dams can be harmful for several reasons, and addressing them effectively is essential for preventing damage to buildings. Ultra Clean Service Corp\’s approach to resolving ice dam issues involves specialized techniques and expertise.

Why Ice Dams Are Harmful:

  1. Roof Damage: Ice dams form at the edge of roofs when snow melts and refreezes. This cycle of melting and refreezing can lift shingles and damage the roof, leading to leaks.
  2. Water Intrusion: As ice dams prevent melted snow (water) from draining off the roof, water can back up behind the dam and seep under roof shingles and into the building. This can lead to interior water damage, including to ceilings, walls, insulation, and other areas.
  3. Mold and Mildew Growth: The moisture from water intrusion can create an ideal environment for mold and mildew growth, which can further damage building materials and pose health risks.
  4. Structural Integrity: Over time, the continued presence of ice dams can compromise the structural integrity of the roof and the overall building.
  5. Gutter and Downspout Damage: Ice dams can also damage gutters and downspouts as the weight of the ice can cause them to pull away from the building.
  6. Safety Hazards: Falling icicles or ice slabs from dams can be a safety hazard, especially in areas where people walk or stand.

How Ultra Clean Service Corp Solves Ice Dam Issues:

  1. Safe Ice Dam Removal: Ultra Clean Service Corp provides professional ice dam removal services. This may involve using specialized equipment to safely remove the ice without damaging the roof.
  2. Preventing Water Damage: By removing ice dams promptly, they help prevent water intrusion and the associated risks of interior water damage and mold growth.
  3. Inspection and Assessment: After removing the ice dams, they will conduct a thorough inspection to assess any water damage that has occurred and determine the best course of action for repairs and restoration.
  4. Restoration Services: If water damage has occurred, Ultra Clean Service Corp offers restoration services, including repairing or replacing damaged roofing materials, ceilings, walls, and insulation.
  5. Preventative Measures: They also provide advice or services to prevent future ice dam formation, such as improving roof insulation and ventilation or installing heat cables.
  6. Mold Remediation: In cases where mold growth has resulted from water intrusion, they offer mold remediation services to address and eliminate any mold issues.

Ultra Clean Service Corp\’s approach to handling ice dams focuses on immediate removal to prevent damage, followed by thorough inspection, repair, and restoration services to address any damage that has occurred and to prevent future issues.