Part Nine - Dam It! (Or Un-Dam It, As the Case May Be....)

If your home had lots of icicles last winter - or worse, ice dams, which can cause meltwater to back up and flow into your house - take steps to prevent potential damage this year.

A home-energy auditor or weatherization contractor can identify and fix air leaks and inadequate insulation in your home's attic that can lead to ice dams. Clean gutters also promote the flow of water and prevents these icy foes. 

So, as is the common theme throughout this series, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Avoid headaches and save money in heating costs! Prevent ice dams!

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