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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Dang those dams!

1/5/2021 (Permalink)

Diagram describing an ice dam Ice dam figure

With the winter months among us snow storms and ice can be the culprit of many water damage concerns and cleanups.  SERVPRO of Ravenswood has been through 12 winters in Chicago, cleaned up many situations, and we know what to do when catastrophe strikes.  

Ice dams are one example of a major problem during the winter season. These damns form when heated air melts roof snow downward into water.  Then that water creates a "dam-like" block of frozen ice. As you will see in the diagram when trapped water cannot safely flow or run into a gutter system it creates a backflow under the roof's shingles and into the structure's interior area. This then causes leaks and damage to the interior of your home or office.

We can help mitigate water damage caused by these ice dams and dry the inside of your structure.  Keep our number in your contact list as your emergency fire and water cleanup source.  Our trained crew will provide a free estimate, work with your insurance company directly and get your home or office back in order.

SERVPRO of Ravenswood, 773-878-5200, is always here to help!

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