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Old 02-13-2015, 12:05 PM   #1
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Anybody Ice Dam Steaming???

Wondering if anybody on the N/E cost is doing snow and ice removal? We got slammed here in MN last Winter with 3 months of non stop work but this Winter have not shoveled off one roof.

Putting together a plan to head out to MA in the next couple days. Got 5 steam machines sitting and ready to work!
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Old 02-13-2015, 02:32 PM   #2
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Re: Anybody Ice Dam Steaming???

The ice is just coming around now.

It has snowed and there is that, but the temps have remained pretty darn low and the heat loss/thaw cycle has not kicked into high gear here in Western NY.

The temperatures closer to the coast, from NYC up to Boston are typically higher. I would bet there will be plenty to do up there if you get your contacts in order.

It won't be long before the sh!t hits the fan.


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Re: Anybody Ice Dam Steaming???

Thanks for the response. The 14 day forecast looks like cooler temps and they are calling for a bit more snow this weekend.

Thinking it may only be busy for 1-2 weeks but that's okay. Worth the risk...
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We did a couple last Saturday, but it's been slow. We've been plowing like crazy though, so I'm not complaining.
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Old 02-13-2015, 03:01 PM   #5
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Re: Anybody Ice Dam Steaming???

You'd kick some serious azz here. There is nobody that does it. Roof shoveling is one thing. The steamer seams to look like the ticket. I actually unplugged my phone due to the stupidity of homeowners crying that they are having issues with their gutters.
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Old 02-13-2015, 05:02 PM   #6
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North facing or south facing, the pattern of melting snow on the roofs will probably tell you which houses will most need this service.

Once, years ago, a whole bunch of us had an epidemic of ice dam problems but not since.
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Come to MA, the ice dams are crazy. I have turned down about 8 or so roof shoveling/ice dams. Around here you could just drive around and knock on doors, some are real bad.

I live about 15 min from a high end town you could prob clean up. You would have to shovel the roof also. PM me if you want more info.
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Old 02-13-2015, 07:03 PM   #8
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You'll have plenty of work, anywhere from Springfield ma , EAST.

I can't keep up to the calls, and am not really trying.

We are doing 1 or 2 a day, that's it.

pm, me also, I'm in central ma. by Worcester..


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