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How to Handle Water Damage Remediation in Voorhees With No Headache

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let winter water damage wreck your Voorhees home. Contact SERVPRO today for all your remediation needs.

Springtime Headache -- Ice Dam Water Damage in Voorhees

Now that the brutal winter is over some homeowners in Voorhees find snow and ice can leave a lasting problem. Ice dams that built up in gutters along your roofline are often the cause of water migration into the upper level of your home. The problem often presents in hidden areas high up in the rafters of a full-size attic or upper crawl space. We can help limit your loss.

Heavy snows, sleet, and ice storm can cause water damage to your Voorhees home. Icicles hanging yards down from your gutters are a signal that a freeze and melt cycle might have forced water into the highest reaches of your house. Warm air escaping from the building through poorly insulated attics and incompletely sealed joints between the top of the exterior walls and the roof melts the snow, allowing it to flow inside. Exacerbating the situation is the refreeze every night, the now solid water expanding and enlarging the open spaces where more meltwater flows through the next day.

Eventually, the water or secondary damage makes its way to living areas, creating staining and crumbling wallboard in rooms beneath the ice dam. SERVPRO managers and crews are familiar with the phenomenon and offer Camden County residents effective strategies to mitigate the problem. Our crews master training from the IICRC, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, including water removal and structural drying methods that work well when water leaked inside because ice-clogged gutters did not drain it away.

We evaluate the scenario and use professional extraction equipment to remove any standing water. Then our crews devise a drying perimeter to move water trapped in structural components into the air as vapor. Heated air movers encourage the evaporation, and then SERVPRO’s conventional or desiccant dehumidifiers condense or absorb the water for permanent disposal outside your home.

Ice dams can contribute to mold growth as residential property owners are often unaware of the water for an extended period of time. SERVPRO inspects fro this common side effect of water damage and adds mold remediation to the project plan if necessary.

SERVPRO of Haddon Heights / Voorhees extends full-service water and secondary damage restoration to our residential customers. If you struggle with water issues, call for our help 24/7 at (856) 566-3388.

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