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If your residence deals with snowfall during the “cold-month” seasons, then ice damage is just one of the many concerns you are confronted with. The best way to prevent ice damage or stop it from further development is to keep the basement at least five levels hotter than outside. Do not attempt to remove snow from the rooftop, as you can harm the surface and possibly yourself. It’s recommended to examine all external surfaces for staining or ice forming and if you discover any, contact a certified expert immediately. Besides contacting an experienced firm like water damage Jacksonville Florida, you can temporarily resolve the issue by reducing lines into the ice to allow the combined water to strain. Make sure to not cut all the way down to the roofing shingles.

Ventilation
Bad air flow can keep the basement moist, resulting in condensation and wetness accumulation. Make sure that the basement is encased from the rest of the home. If staining, wetness build-up, condensation or similar patterns occur, it is highly recommended to take care of the issue as soon as possible. It is also important to examine outside for sources that can block ventilation.

Insulation
Insulating material is like a canary in a coalmine when it comes to avoiding inundation. The most efficient method to examine your insulation is after it has rained. Ensure that you thoroughly inspect the insulation; even if it looks dry, it can be moist or saturated, referring to the poor air flow issue. Keeping the insulation in proper shape contribute to heating your home at comfortable levels.