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Ice Dams and their Relationship with Mold Growth

Tom O'Dwyer

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Ice Dams are a common wintertime phenomena.  Sure the icicles loop pretty on the gutter, but there's also a dark side.  

Prolonged ice damming can cause roof damage leading to moisture infiltration within the home.  Moisture = Mold, and mold thrives in dark places like behind Sheetrock ceilings and walls.  Those pretty icicles on the gutter can lead directly to detrimental indoor air quality. 

Attached is a very informative article written by RTK Environmental;

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