Archive for February, 2015

Icicle Safetyby Amie Allen • February 18th, 2015

There appears to be no relief in sight for New Englanders forecasters predict more snow and cold temperatures are on its way. So with all this snow and cold weather icicles are forming all over the place. As beautiful as they are they can also be dangerous and can even be fatal. You should never stand under areas with icicles above. The weight of icicles can cause gutters, awnings, and ornamental features to collapse and fall from a home or building.

Never climb onto a snow or ice covered roof and never place a ladder directly against a gutter covered with ice the pressure of the ladder against the gutter may cause the ice or icicles to dislodge, falling on a person or property below.

It is recommended to have large icicles removed by a contractor who will have the proper equipment to deal with the conditions.
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