It's not always springtime that brings damaging weather. Winter can be equally devastating to our property, bringing heavy snow, frozen pipes and ice damns. Icicles hanging along the edges of your house may look beautiful, but they spell trouble. That's because the same conditions that allow icicles to form also lead to ice damns. These solid pieces of ice build up along the edges or roofs and block water from draining properly.
Damns can tear off gutters, loosen shingles, and cause water to back up and pour into your house. The results aren't pretty: peeling paint, warped floors, stained and sagging ceilings. Not to mention soggy insulation in the attic. When insulation gets wet, it loses it's ability to retain heat, and becomes a magnet for mold and mildew.
Proper insulation in your attic will greatly reduce the chances of experiencing these conditions. But if you do, call SERVPRO of Indianapolis West to dry and repair any damage caused by winter storms. 317-243-3149