Ice Dam Removal/Steaming Robbinsdale MN 612-919-4185
We were called to do ice dam removal/steaming on this home in Robbinsdale MN because water was leaking in the ceiling. Call or text: 612-919-4185
The snow on this roof was very deep and heavy. Under the snow we discovered that the ice went back about halfway up the roof on all sides. Once we started steaming off the ice dams we discovered that the gutters all the way around the roof were filled with leaves. Also in the valley were the leak was, we found a huge pile of leaves. This was a contributing factor to the ice dam formation. The main reasons this home had ice dams were the large amounts of snow covering the vents at the top of the roof and the insulation was under code. The debris filled gutters and valley also did not help. When heat vents are covered with snow the hot air becomes trapped in the attic and creates a hot roof. This creates snow melt which freezes on the colder edges. And once the ice becomes a dam it holds water which runs under the shingles and into your building. The only safe way to remove the ice dam is with steam. But be very careful who you hire. Many companies claim to use steam but in fact are using pressure washers. The video below shows the dangers of pressure washers and how gentle and safe steam is. The video after that explains how to identify a pressure washer from a steamer. And as a property owner considering ice dam steaming this is something that you should educate yourself about.
The following video is done on site at the above mentioned property. The video describes how you can tell the difference between a pressure washer and a steamer. This video also shows you one of our many machines running with a temperature and a pressure gauge and we also show you the ice dam steaming process up on the roof. This is a great video to explain how to spot a fake so called steamer/pressure washer. We hope this video educates you to the ever growing scam of pressure washers on roofs. Pressure is bad news on any roof!
The reason we use gauges on our machines is so the property owner knows we are running our machines correctly and knows we are not using a pressure washer. We hope this will become the new industry standard in the ice dam steaming world. Running gauges will force those using pressure washers to confess or upgrade to the correct equipment. It is very difficult to tell the difference between a pressure washer and a steamer in a lot of cases. Many companies including Alkota, Hotsy, and Landa make steamers and pressure washers that look very similar. So using the information in the above video will be helpful in avoiding scammers with pressure washers. The most common brand of pressure washer that people lie about and call a steamer is the Northstar pressure washer sold by Northern Tool.
These are not ice dam steamers and should not ever be allowed on a roof. These machines cannot be modified to run at low enough psi or high enough temperatures. They do not produce steam! Just pressurized hot water. And everyone knows water can cut through materials. Steam on the other hand cannot cut because it has become atomized and is there for gentle and safe on all roofing materials.
We would love the opportunity to speak with you about your ice dam steaming needs. We are fully insured for residential and commercial ice dam removal/steaming and we always work with integrity. Thanks for reading.
We also offer these surrounding MN cites our ice dam removal/steaming services: Crystal, Golden Valley, Plymouth, Minneapolis, and Brooklyn Park MN
Sincerely, Your Ice Dam Removal/Steaming Experts @ Absolutely Clean