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During the winter, ice and snow pose threats to your your home or business property.
Ice dams can form on roofs when melting snow is prevented from running off by clogged gutters or downspouts. The water backs up and refreezes at the edge of the roof, creating a dam. When the ice dam eventually melts, it can cause water to leak into the home, leading to water damage.
Frost heave can occur when water in the soil freezes and expands, causing the soil to heave upward, thereby lifting and damaging foundations, sidewalks, driveways, and other structures.
Burst pipes can also occur when water inside the pipes freezes and expands, causing the pipes to burst. A burst pipe can lead to flooding and water damage inside the home.
Icicles and ice buildup are more common than you might think. Icicles form when water freezes on the eaves of a roof. If they grow large enough, icicles can fall and damage property or injure people. Ice buildup on windows can block out light and make it difficult to see out, but in extreme cases, it can even crack the glass.
To prevent ice damage during the winter months, you can:
- Keep gutters and downspouts clean and free of debris.
- Insulate your attic.
- Install heat cables or heat tape on your gutters and downspouts.
- Remove snow from your roof regularly.
- Inspect your home for signs of ice damage after a winter storm.
If you discover you have ice damage to your home or property, contact Action Public Adjusters as soon as possible. We can handle your ice damage claim and make sure you are treated fairly by your insurance company.