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What Can Limit Structural Damage From Frozen Pipes and Ice Damming in Merrimack Homes?

12/13/2021 (Permalink)

Ice dam Frozen pipes and Ice damming can be a real problem in your home, call SERVPRO for assistance right away.

SERVPRO Can Help You Contain the Strain From Freezing and the Deterioration From Water Exposure

Despite the frigid temperatures, there is much to enjoy in winter. The icicles dangling on the eaves of your house are a beautiful sight. However, some of these things you enjoy or ignore can have hidden risks that cause problems, including structural damage to your Merrimack home. 

Preventing frozen pipes and ice damming at your Merrimack home is the desirable goal, although it is not always attainable. The next best option is preventing damages to the structure, contents, and any other material within the property. SERVPRO handles incidents involving freezing regularly and thus understands the damages likely to develop in your home.

Damages From Ice Dams and Frozen Pipes Include:

  • Burst pipes
  • Torn gutters
  • Loose shingles
  • Widespread moisture damage 

Freezing puts structural materials under intense strain leading to failure. For instance, when water freezes inside a pipe, it expands rapidly, and if faucets are not turned on, there is no room. The pipe, whether plastic or metal, may end up bursting. For roofs, expanding ice lifts shingles, compromising the seals and thus allowing water into the house, leading to traditional moisture damage

If the pipe freeze or ice dam is already there, finding a solution that eliminates it without damaging the structure is essential. Pinpointing the problem and using a gentle approach to resolve it is the best way to prevent structural damage. SERVPRO technicians can help identify frozen pipes even in concealed areas. We can also check whether an ice dam is leaking water into your attic. 

Some of the Solutions we Deliver Include:

  • Providing heating around frozen pipes using space heaters
  • Blowing cold air into the attic to stop a leak from ice dams
  • Raking the roof with a specialized aluminum roof rake with wheels

Fixing insulation problems after addressing the immediate risks is necessary for long-term results. 

SERVPRO of Merrimack can help save your home from the effects of frozen pipes and ice damming. Call us at (603) 262-9293. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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