Michigan’s Best Ice Dam Removal & Damage Repair Company
Serving Southeast Michigan, including: Wayne, Macomb & Oakland County
Aaron’s Restoration has assisted hundreds of homeowners in Wayne, Oakland & Macomb County remove ice dams and repair and restore their homes after Ice Dam Water Damage. Our team has repaired damage and replace walls, ceilings, plaster, drywall, moldings & carpet in hundreds of homes.
We make your damaged areas look “like new” – as well as ensure that all health hazards and environmental concerns are completely eliminated. We will also make sure that the initial “cause” of the ice dam is removed and repaired – to minimize the possibility that you will ever face this inconvenience again.
Common Ice Dam Removal & Repair Questions
What is an Ice Dam?
Ice dams are solid blocks of ice that form at or near the edge of a home or building’s roof, that prevents melting snow from draining properly. Water “backs up” behind an ice dam – and because the water has nowhere to go – it can leak into the home or building, causing serious water damage to walls, floors, ceilings, insulation, carpet, moldings and even furniture.
When do Ice Dams form in Southeastern Michigan? (Wayne, Macomb & Oakland & County)
In Southeast Michigan – including Wayne, Oakland & Macomb County – ice dams usually occur between late December and early March. Weather has to be cold for long periods of time to build up the “ice block” – followed by brief periods of sunshine, warming or rain. During these brief warmer periods, rain or melted snow and ice, seeps into the home because it cannot drain properly. Heat escaping through the roof can also cause melting that leads to ice dam water damage.
Where do Ice Dams Form?
Ice dams normally migrate slowly over a period of time – from the outside edge of the eaves, inward towards the home. Gutters are a particularly common location for ice dams to form. Ice dams will typically form initially in gutters, and then grow inward towards heated spaces.
How do I know if an Ice Dam caused my Water Damage?
Simple icicles on the outer most edge of eaves troughs typically are not an indication of ice dams. But, ice coming through the soffit – or the soffit vents – is an indication of an ice dam problem. Similarly, ice coming down the exterior of a wall is also an indication that water may be entering your wall cavity from an ice dan.
What Do I Do if Ice Dams Damage my Home?
Ice Dam Removal
Before repairing the home damage caused by Ice Dams, the ice dam itself must be removed. It is best to have a professional home repair & restoration company familiar with Michigan ice dams do this – to prevent further damage. Never use hammers or chisels to remove ice dams – this can result in worse leakage and more damage.
Exterior Ice Dam Home Damage Repair
Next, the exterior issues that caused the ice damn – as well as damage to the exterior caused by the ice dam must be repaired. Many people make the mistake of thinking that simply removing the ice damn will permanently stop the leaking and water damage. However, removing the ice dam without repairing the cause will only result in another ice dam the next time weather conditions are right.
Interior Ice Dam Home Damage Repair
A professional water damage restoration firm such as Aaron’s Restoration is your best option for repairing water damage. A professional restoration company ensures that there are no ongoing or underlying structural issues. Additionally, a professional restoration company can eliminate any “unseen” health or environmental dangers, such as mold within the walls or beneath the carpet.
Our Home Repair & Restoration Company Specializes in Ice Dan Damage
Our ice dam repair services include:
- Removal and replacement of drywall, gypsum board, carpeting, insulation.
- Removal and replacement of all materials damaged by mold.
- Complete drying and dehumidification.
- Emergency and permanent roof repairs.
We have assisted hundreds of homeowners in Wayne, Oakland & Macomb County repair and restore their homes after Ice Dam Water Damage. Our thorough, professional & experienced team will repair damage and replace walls, ceilings, plaster, drywall, moldings & carpet as necessary. Your damaged area will look “like new” – and we will ensure that any health or environmental hazards are completely eliminated. We will also make sure that the initial “cause” of the ice dam is removed and repaired – to minimize the possibility that you will ever face this inconvenience again.