Ice Dam Removal Bloomington MN 612-919-4185
We received a call from this homeowner in Bloomington MN for ice dam removal services because she noticed water coming through the ceiling in her kitchen inside of a cabinet near an exhaust pipe that exited the roof. After we met with her and got permission to take a video, we set up our ladder, grabbed our plastic shovels and went to work removing all the snow from the roof and exposing the ice dams. This roof was completely covered with about 2.5 feet of heavy wet snow and nothing at all was visible on the roof through the snow! All the vents and pipes were smothered and could not breathe. Removing the snow from the entire roof was exhausting (even for two strong men who do this every day)! This roof had a fairly shallow pitch making it an easy target for leaks from water sitting behind the ice dams. Virtually every home on that street in Bloomington MN had ice dams glistening on the roof edges!
After the snow was removed we were able to see just how far the ice dams went up the roof. In some areas the ice dams went up 3/4 of the way to the top. In the valleys the ice dams were a good 5-8 inches thick at the bottom and also went up just as far! This home had metal gutter covers (gutter helmets) in the front which extended the cold surface area of the roof 3-5 inches outward which resulted in worse ice dams than previous years the home owner said. While removing the snow around the leak, sure enough we found water sitting behind the ice dam. Once we completed the snow removal (and took a short break) we began to set up our steamer. In the video we show you why our ice dam steaming process is unique and we teach you how to identify a true low pressure steamer from a fake ice dam machine. Also in the video we take you up on the roof and show you just how amazing, gentle and safe true low pressure steam is. Enjoy!
Sincerely, Absolutely Clean Window Washing, Owner and Author Jesse Lofgren