What is an Ice Dam?

An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation and other areas. Effects of ice dams   If the […]

Frozen Pipe Prevention

This year’s polar vortex is expected to bring record-low temperatures to the Chicagoland area, beginning today. We must embrace for this historic cold as we could be enduring temperatures colder than those in Mount Everest and the Arctic. We must not only protect ourselves but also our homes, especially to avoid pipes from freezing and […]

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes & Pipe Bursts

The risk of frozen pipes and pipe bursts continues to grow as the temperature drops, and these two occurrences can cause significant property damage. There are, fortunately, ways to prevent pipes from freezing and bursting. Water freezes when heat in the water is transferred to subfreezing air. After the water freezes, it expands and causes […]