ICE DAM REMOVAL/STEAMING STILLWATER MN 612-919-4185
Removing residential and commercial ice dams with steam in Stillwater MN is a service best left to the professionals in the ice dam steaming industry. There are many steps to removing ice dams properly and all steps are dangerous.
The first step in proper ice dam removal is completely removing all the snow from the roof. As you can see from the picture this is a standard practice for us. A lot of companies will come and only remove the snow and ice along the bottom edges of the roof, leaving all the snow above to melt down and create another ice dam. This should never be done.
The second step in proper ice dam removal is steaming the roof from the top down as described in our video below and shown in the picture to the left. This allows the roof to slowly warm and expand. One of the most important considerations when hiring an ice dam removal company is to make sure they are using a high temperature/low p.s.i. steamer and not a hot water pressure washer with a low temperature/high p.s.i. This is one of the biggest scams in the industry and these phony ice dam removal machines can severely damage your roof, even some of the biggest names in the industry are using pressure washers. A few ways to distinguish these phony machines from steamers are as follows: A trigger on the handle which starts and stops the flow of water indicates a pressure washer (a steamer will not have a trigger on the gun to control the water/steam), a pressure washer will have a colored plastic tip at the end of the gun (a steamer uses a small round pipe about the size and diameter of a pointer finger) a pressure washer will generally use a clear hose with a visible braided line inside from the machine to the gun (a steamer hose will generally be black or blue with no visible braided line inside) We always run our machines with a pressure and temperature gauge to inform the owners that we are using the correct equipment. We like to be very straight forward and informative about our machines. If you have any questions about a so called steamer, or to schedule your residential or commercial ice dam removal/steaming please give us a call or text at 612-919-4185 or contact us via our website. Let us know if you have a leak and we will try to get to you as quickly as possible.
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