An unexpected flood hits local non-profit “Things of My Very Own” pretty hard. The flooding was caused by ice thawing and re-freezing on the roof of their building.
“There was what is called an ice damn where the roof with the snow froze, and then it started to melt and it came into the building.. So water came through effected carpets, drywall, and ceiling towel,” said David Johnson of Professional Fire Restoration. .
According to Johnson, situations like these are common during the winter months. When the weather hits below freezing temperatures insulation is important.
“You just want to make sure there is no heat escaping from the house to melt the stuff on the roof.. Get those snow rigs for your roof and pull the snow off the roof if you are able to do it,” Johnson stated.
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