As Winter Comes to a Close, Property Owners Face Ice Dam Repairs and Mold Concerns

March 17, 2014

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 Frankfort, IL, March 17th, 2014

 With the first day of spring only a few days away, many parts of the country are finally beginning to warm up.  This past winter was one to remember for many people due to extreme cold weather and record snowfall amounts.

 In addition to the freezing weather and snow that winter storms brought to so many, their aftermath can cause damage to residential and commercial properties due to ice dams.  The line of icicles hanging from a gutter is a sign of the season to many, but these could also be an indication of an ice dam.  Ice dams occur when a ridge of ice forms at the edge of a roof.  This can prevent the melting snow from properly draining off the structure’s roof.  If the water backs up, it can quickly begin leaking into attics, walls and ceilings.

 These ice dams, caused during winter’s freeze and thaw cycles, can create significant problems.  Any water seeping through a roof or flowing over a property’s siding and getting into cracks or simply leaching through the roofing material can create indoor staining, more significant water damage and lead to the growth of mold. 

 “Mold thrives in moist environments, which is what is often found in attics, wall cavities and the interior of people’s homes that have suffered from ice dams,” said Chris Heller with FastMoldRemoval.com.  “Mold growth often occurs in these areas and cavities that are out of sight of property owners and tenants.  The presence of mold can not only result in health concerns for building occupants, but also result in structural damage and decreased property values.  At FastMoldRemoval.com, we provide access to professional grade products for mold prevention and remediation, including a wide range of personal protective equipment.”

 MMR mold stain remover - the most rapid mold remover on the market, MPI antimicrobial, HydroKlenz and ProClear are just a few of the products used by mold remediation professionals that are accessible at FastMoldRemoval.com.  To learn more about remediating and preventing mold growth, please visit www.FastMoldRemoval.com, email mmr@moldsolutionsintl.com or call 708-441-7982.