The Flood Co., based in Centerville, Utah, has revealed that they are working on a damage restoration project for a home that suffered from ice damming. Ice had formed over a door of the house but only a small area of the floor was observed to be wet when they inspected the home. The inspection revealed that the walls were wet and the job is currently ongoing with estimated expenses at $8,000. For more information regarding this project, people can check out their online site.
Daryl Olsen, president of The Flood Co., says, “Ice damming can affect the home if water leaks through the roof because it can damage many parts of a house that are not meant to be exposed to water. This includes attic insulation, ceilings, walls, and even the home’s frame. If the leak is large enough, the water could even seep into living areas and damage furnishings, carpets, and appliances. That’s why it is so important that this situation gets resolved as quickly as possible.”
The Flood Co. offers flood and water damage clean up and restoration services in Utah. Flooding may be caused by a toilet overflow; water heaters, which can release significant amounts of water from the pressure release valve; a pipe leak; a dishwasher leak; sewer line back up; freeze damage to pressurized pipes; refrigerator line leak; ground water seepage; a sprinkler or hose problem; or ice damming, which is what happened in the home in Park City.
The problem with ice damming is that water accumulates on the roof, causing damage and leaking water into a home. When an ice dam is formed, water is unable to run off the roof and flow into the gutters and get to the ground. Instead, it accumulates on the roof, causing pressure on the roof. When the ice melts on the roof, the highest point tends to melt first, causing a flood on top of the usual slanted roof. The pressure may be strong enough to cause water to leak through the roof, possibly damaging certain parts of the home. These include the ceilings, attic insulation, and home’s structural frame. If left unchecked, this can lead to water seeping into the living areas and possibly damaging the carpets, furnishings, and appliances. Thus, it is recommended that homeowners contact a professional water damage cleanup and restoration company like The Flood Co. upon noticing the presence of ice damming.
The Flood Co. can also help when there is smoke and fire damage in a home. When there is a fire, fire and smoke are not the only type of damage that can occur. There is also the water damage resulting from the water used to put out the fire. All of these things will have to be addressed immediately, which is why it is advisable to contact a company like The Flood Co. as soon as possible after a fire. The soot and smoke residue will need to be addressed quickly because smoke soot is acidic and can cause permanent damage to surfaces in the home, including furniture and appliances.
Another service that The Flood Co. can provide is mold removal. Mold has to be physically removed because it can release large quantities of spores that can become airborne and get into the lungs of the home’s residents. Mold growth can result into fungal infection in the people residing in the home, especially those who have weak immune systems like babies, the elderly, and the sick. Mold colonies can also produce chemicals that can be toxic and carcinogenic. That is why a professional company is required to carefully remove the mold to ensure that the spores are not released into the air while the removal is being carried out.
Those who would like to know more about the water damage cleanup and restoration services provided by The Flood Co. can check out their website, or contact them on the telephone or via email. Their services cover a broad range of areas in Utah, such as Davis County, Salt Lake County, Box Elder County, Tooele County, Utah County, Summit County, Weber County, Heber City, Wasatch County, and Logan.
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