Ice Dams

Ice Dam Removal

Ice dams are typically found on pitched roofs where heat from the building causes snow to melt and refreeze. They can also occur on flat roof buildings where roof overflow drains discharge water off the side of the building. Once ice dams form, water pools behind the dam. The pooled water may leak into the roof. This leakage can potentially cause damage to anything within the building.

Removing ice dams can be a delicate process. it’s not as easy as just chipping the ice away from the roof or wall as damage to the roof can occur. Drain King’s method for removing dams is utilizing hot water at low pressure. This method melts the ice away preventing any damage the roof.

Utilizing heat tape on the lower sections of roof or overflow drains is a great way to prevent dams from forming. This heat tape operates at low temperatures and prevents snow accumulation from building up on the lower section of roof or overflow drains.

Contact Drain King about ice dam removal, we service the following metro areas and more:
Minneapolis, St. Paul, Fridley, Columbia Heights, Bloomington, Blaine, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Edina, Woodbury, White Bear lake, Golden Valley, Etc.