An ice dam is a section of ice that forms at the edge of your roof and blocks melting snow from draining into your gutters. Water from the melting snow backs up behind the dam and can leak into your home causing damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas. Moisture entering the home from ice dams can lead to the growth of mold and mildew.
If your are experiencing leaking inside your home from an ice dam, prompt action is needed. The snow and ice needs to be removed to stop the leaking. We offer emergency ice dam service**. We will come out and remove the snow and ice. Once the water source is stopped, drying out the wet areas is needed to assist in preventing mold and mildew growth.
** If you are experiencing leaking into your home or business as a result of an ice dam, call our office at 630-922-3131. If there is no answer, or it is after normal business hours, please leave a detailed message, describing the issue and your phone number. Your call will be returned as soon as possible. Emergency situations can usually be scheduled within hours. Gutter Medics are THE EXPERTS in ice dam control.
WHAT EXACTLY IS INVOLVED IN YOUR THERMAL IMAGING SERVICE?
The technicians at Gutter Medics are trained to identify and stop any leaking into your home or outside of your home beneath your siding, caused by overflowing gutters due to clogs, damage or improper pitch & alignment. This can minimize the potential damage the leaking can cause. We also offer a Thermal Imaging service. A technician uses an Infrared Thermal Imaging Camera to scan the walls, ceilings and floors of your home and actually SEE if any water damage is occurring inside the walls or underneath the floors that can lead to mold growth. If there is, the Thermal Imager can pin point exactly where the damage is. It can actually take a picture of the area and the damage. These pictures can then be downloaded to you. This is invaluable if you or a contractor need to repair or remodel a damaged area. It allows you to see exactly where the damage is, preventing needless damage removing flooring and drywall looking for the damage. It can also provide peace of mind knowing there is no water damage to your home.
Gutter Medics is one of the only gutter companies to utilize this technology. All of our Thermal Imaging Devices are manufactured by FLIR. The global leader in thermal imaging.
In February of 2008, Gutter Medics, a division of Hagan Services Group, Inc. was contacted by The Weather Channel and asked to provide an in depth look at the impact winter weather has on gutter systems. Above is the video that aired live nationwide on The Weather Channel February 13, 2008. The Weather Channel crew rode along with Gutter Medics interviewing & filming the owner Ryan Hagan and his crews servicing customers affected by ice damming.
All of us here at Gutter Medics and Hagan Services Group are proud to have been selected as “experts” to educate the public from such a well respected authority on weather.
Gutter Medics provides professional installation, cleaning and repair of gutter systems. Also specializing in ice dam control. Call us for more information at (630) 922-3131.