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    De-Ice gutter lines and roofs NJ. Does anybody do this besides me? I have been loaded with calls from homeowners and insurance companies to De-ice gutter lines. Homeowners have been claiming they have lots of leaks inside from the Ice Dam. Any hints or tricks to do this ice dam removal?
    James VanHandel
    Pressure Washing, Roof, Restaurant, Parking garage, Commercial building restoration
    All of new jersey
    609-738-3100
    innovativewash@aol.com
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    Anybody else?
    James VanHandel
    Pressure Washing, Roof, Restaurant, Parking garage, Commercial building restoration
    All of new jersey
    609-738-3100
    innovativewash@aol.com
    www.innovativepressurecleaning.com

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    Hey Jim I guess Mike passed on this also. It looks this would be a year to make a killing on this and just wasn't something we do even though this might be a great opportunity to give this a try. The only person I knew that was big into this is Henry Bockman. Maybe give him a call and see what he suggest. Henry is good at taking calls and helping fellow contractors when he can.

    Here is a page on his website where he advertises Ice Dam Removal. Besides him there isnt another person that I know that does this type cleaning. http://www.roofrepairmaryland.com/Ice_dam_removal.html

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    John,
    I am actually doing this job tommorrow. It is small in scale 15-20 ft long gutter with some accumulation above it.
    One issue that no one addresses is the fact that there is 2 feet of snow and ice blocking the downspout out on the ground. Its a must to clear that so that the run off has somewhere to go. It can't move past the block of ice backed all the way up and into the gutter. So that has to be part of the job. It is dangerous work, but can pay well.
    Last edited by Michael Pontillo; 02-05-2011 at 07:22 PM. Reason: bad spellar

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    We went out today to clear Ice Dams on three large homes in NJ. We had to accually break out the ice from the gutters that were clogged by hand. Then flush down to melt the rest with very hot water. Turned out great, but it was touch lugging ladders around in deep snow but we were paid well today!!!
    James VanHandel
    Pressure Washing, Roof, Restaurant, Parking garage, Commercial building restoration
    All of new jersey
    609-738-3100
    innovativewash@aol.com
    www.innovativepressurecleaning.com

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    Mike,
    If you ever get any calls for work in my neck of the woods dont hesitate to call.
    James VanHandel
    Pressure Washing, Roof, Restaurant, Parking garage, Commercial building restoration
    All of new jersey
    609-738-3100
    innovativewash@aol.com
    www.innovativepressurecleaning.com

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    We do ice dam removal in Wisconsin. Thats a good point about the downspouts Michael that is always where we start after we finish cleaning off the roof. I agree James the worst part of the whole thing is lugging through the deep snow. Its hard enough to do without carrying a ladder!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Innovativewash View Post
    Mike,
    If you ever get any calls for work in my neck of the woods dont hesitate to call.
    Will do and thanks for the referral. The one that we did was chipping the ice out as well. Ice damn on newer construction failed and ruined the interior of the house. It was deep snow to walk with a ladder but gave great stability to the bottom since it was packed 18" deep in heavy melting snow. Gotta say that it pays better than the powerwashing and requires little to no equipment. I did not even turn a machine on, pulled accumulation off of roof above gutter, got out the hammer and chipped away the thicker parts, chipped out the gutter and threw it to the ground. Easy money in this line of work, will definately advertise for it next year around snow season.

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    Any time!! I will do a little more advertising for this next year as well. Just use your old customers E-mails to send out special advertising when needed. Have fun in the snow.
    James VanHandel
    Pressure Washing, Roof, Restaurant, Parking garage, Commercial building restoration
    All of new jersey
    609-738-3100
    innovativewash@aol.com
    www.innovativepressurecleaning.com

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    There may be a cause for the ice dams. Contact a roofer for things to look for
    1. lack of insulation in attic
    2. lack of air flow in attic
    3. roof problems, no ice and water shield, overhang causes water to freeze, lack of snow removal, srappy roof needs replacement
    Douglas Hicks
    General Fire Equipment Co of Eastern Oregon, Inc
    Member NFPA, NFSA, NAFED
    Founding member, past pres, past secretary Oregon Fire Equipment Distributors
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