What You Should NOT Do With Ice Dams

What You Should NOT Do With Ice Dams

Ice dams happen to many homes every winter and can lead to costly roof damage if not treated properly. Pro-Klean is here with a few top suggestions about what not to do if you discover an ice dam on your roof.

If you’re unsure what to do about your home’s ice dam, contact Pro-Klean for a free consultation. We have been a well-regarded restoration company in the North Haven, CT area for many years and we guarantee high-quality service!

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What are Ice Dams?

Ice dams are ridges of ice that form at the edge of a roof or gutter and prevent melting snow from draining properly. This causes water to get trapped on your roof and can lead to serious damage and require emergency services.


Don’t Use Tools or Fire

Do not use an axe or other sharp tool to try to break up the ice as this can damage your roof and create leaks. Avoid using a propane torch or any other open flame to try to melt the ice. This is a fire hazard and can also damage your roof. Don’t ruin your roof trying to remove your ice dam, Pro-Klean’s cleaning and restoration services have you covered!


Don’t Use Chemical Ice Melt

Do not use salt or any other chemical ice melt on your roof. These can corrode your roofing materials and cause permanent damage, especially if you have a metal roof. Contact a water damage restoration company like Pro-Klean to assess your roof before removing an ice dam.


Don’t Try to Remove Ice All at Once

Removing massive blocks of ice all at once can damage the underlying roof or gutter and may require a restoration company to conduct expensive repairs. Instead, try chipping away pieces of ice little by little and scooping up standing water so more ice doesn’t accumulate.

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Utilizing a professional restoration company like Pro-Klean can help save your roof from ice dams without causing further damage. Schedule your free consultation today!

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