Here is a list of 5 questions to ask before hiring an ice dam removal company. These questions will help you avoid roof damage associated with pressure washers and ultimately save you money. Never let someone convince you they are careful with a pressure washer and will not hurt your roof! These statements have been tested and are the opinion of IDSAFE and many others in the industry.
5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring
Q# 1) Does the “gun” you bring on the roof have a trigger?
A# 1) They should answer, “No our gun has no trigger.”
Q# 2) Does the end of the wand have a colored plastic tip?
A# 2) They should answer, “No our wand has a metal pipe on the end.”
Q# 3) Do you need to use the hot or cold water for your machine?
A# 3) They should answer, “No we only need cold water.”
Q# 4) Do you use two people on site at all times?
A# 4) They should answer, “Yes we do.”
Q# 5) Are you insured for ice dam removal?
A# 5) They should answer, “Yes we are.”
If the gun has a trigger it’s not IDSAFE approved and more than likely it’s not low pressure. If the wand has a colored plastic tip on the end it’s not IDSAFE approved and is more than likely a high psi pressure washer. If they need hot water its a pressure washer. Its always a good idea to check the equipment that arrives on your property too, don’t just take there word for it over the phone. We hope that these 5 questions to ask before hiring an ice dam removal company helps you avoid roof damages commonly associated with pressure washers. AVOID PRESSURE WASHERS AT ALL COSTS!