Ice dam causes ceiling to fall in and mold to grow
Ice dams block the flow of this water, causing the water to backup underneath the roof shingles. When the water backs up above the waterproof protective barrier, it begins leaking into your house. That's when sheetrock on the roof gets soft and caves in with attic insulation coming with it. Ice Dams can be very destructive. The damage of this property was severe due to the length of time the area had been wet, there was a lot of mold growth on the ceiling and wall. SERVPRO of Rapid City was able to remove the damaged parts of the ceiling and walls, we were also able to apply an antimicrobial to the affected areas. This was done very delicately due to a cancer patient living in the home. The proper drying equipment was place in each room throughout the house and we began the drying process.