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Breaking up Ice Dams

If there is snow pack on your roof it is virtually impossible to not have ice dams. While there are ways that we can help you to prevent ice dams in the future it is too late for that this season. With warmer days coming our way, it is wise to use preventative measures in terms of trying to control where the water runoff will go. If the water is blocked by the ice dams it will find a way into your home but if you create channels for the water to flow through, your walls and ceilings may be spared. There are a number of ways that it can be done, most of which involve manual labor. Whether you target areas with ice melt or use an axe or a reverberating hammer drill to break through the ice, it is imperative to create channels for the water to flow through. This can be a dangerous job so be sure to use precautions or call a professional to help.