by Stacey Croteau on Feb 13, 2015
If you look at your roof it is very likely that there is an ice dam from recent record breaking snow. Ice dams can cause devastating damage your home and belongings when water from melting snow behind the ice backs up and leaks into your house. Our friends at Plymouth Rock Assurance have some tips for dealing with ice dams before the damage starts.
There are two basic approaches to dealing with ice dams:
1. Hire a professional. This is the safest way to remove snow and ice from your roof. However, if you wish to tackle the problem yourself, follow these recommendations from roofing experts:
2. Create channels in the ice dams.
Does my house have ice dams?
Look for these warning signs:
What if water is dripping inside my home?
If you notice leaks in your home, it’s important to do what you can to mitigate the damage:
How can I file a claim?
You can always call our office at 1-978-352-8000 and speak to Susan, Melissa, Treva or Peggy to discuss filing a claim on your home insurance. Each of our home insurance companies also has a 24-hr direct line to report claims as well. Click here for the phone number for your company.
Please remember to use extreme caution and consult a professional before attempting any dangerous home repairs yourself. Feel free to share this information with friends and family if you have found it valuable.
We care about protecting you, your family and your property and we’re glad to serve you.