Ice Dam Removal

Belleville, Trenton, Kingston, Ottawa & surrounding area

Winter in Ontario means freezing temperatures and snow-covered roofs, which can lead to big headaches for homeowners struggling with ice dams—thick pieces of solid ice that build up along your home’s eaves and block water from draining properly from your roof.

Ice dams can have a number of damaging effects on your roof and your home. They can block or tear off gutters, loosen or break shingles, and cause water to leak into your house.

Any kind of moisture intrusion is bad and almost always leads to water damage if not addressed promptly. Here are just a few examples of interior damage that can result from ice dams:

  • Peeling paint
  • Bubbling wallpaper
  • Warped floors
  • Stains on walls
  • Sagging ceilings
  • Compromised structural elements (beams, joists, etc.)
  • Wet insulation
  • Black mold

Call Mold Busters to learn more about ice dam removal or to schedule an appointment. Now servicing Ottawa, Kingston, Belleville, Trenton and surrounding area!

Remove Ice Dams to Prevent Leaks and Moisture Intrusion
Remove Ice Dams to Prevent Leaks and Moisture Intrusion

What are ice dams and how do they form?

An ice dam occurs when ice clogs a home’s gutters. This happens because heat from the attic warms the roof surface (but not the eaves). When snow touches the warm roof, it melts, drains into the cold eaves and freezes. Over time, ice accumulates along the eaves and forms a dam.

As a result, water from the roof cannot drain properly—it gets blocked by the dam and eventually travels back up the roof, under the shingles and penetrates into the house.

Now, it’s clear why ice dams are a problem: They almost always end with roof damage and moisture intrusion, making the ideal conditions for mold growth inside the house.

Ice dams are one of the most common roofing problems for Canadian homeowners in the winter season, which is why it’s important to do something about them as soon as you know you have a problem.

For more information about effective ice dam removal techniques, contact Mold Busters today.

Professional ice dam removal

It is important to remove ice dams before they lead to serious (and costly!) moisture intrusion and property damage.

However, attempting to remove ice on a roof yourself is neither easy nor safe. That’s why contacting a professional ice removal company is the smartest thing you can do to ensure that your home stays safe, protected and dry this winter.

With professional service, you get an inspection, scope of work and effective removal of ice dams using today’s latest technologies.

Addressing moisture problems and water damage

If you’re worried that past ice dams have already led to some kind of moisture problem or water damage in your home, contact Mold Busters for an immediate inspection.

We use infrared cameras, moisture metres and air sampling pumps to check for hidden leaks, moisture, water damage and mold behind walls and other surfaces. Our comprehensive visual inspections provide you with a full report of the state of your property and a professional recommendation for remedial action if necessary.