Ice Dam Water Damage Northampton, Amherst, Belchertown, Hampshire County
We have reached the official “mid-point” of Winter and have finally been dealt our first real dose of snow in a couple of years. We haven’t had to address ICE DAM WATER DAMAGE in Hampshire County and throughout the Pioneer Valley in a while.
I found this to be a pretty decent article about Ice dams and the damage they cause to your home. The article put out by www.weather.gov, shows how you can prevent or minimize the ice dam formations on your roof. Happy reading! We have had some nice warm weather up until now, and in Massachusetts, (really ALL of New England) we have some extra time to prepare for the upcoming winter weather. An ounce of prevention, blah blah blah…….
By installing extra insulation in your attic, adding roof cables to your soffits and gutters and making sure your gutters and down spouts are cleared you can help keep yourself and your home out of the path of water damaged ceilings, walls, floors or even flooded basements. In the meantime if you have had water penetration from Ice Dams and snow melt, like many in Northampton, Amherst and Belchertown this week, look to SERVPRO of Hampshire County to help assess, dry and repair the damage caused by the backed up water.
I know we are all very busy these weeks, so do what you can, take advantage of the weather now so you are not working in worse conditions later this winter. Until the next blog, from SERVPRO of Hampshire County, plan and get on top of these things, and stay alert!