Is ice dam steaming the safest method? We will give the quick answer that YES ice dam steaming is the safest method as long as the steam equipment used is truly producing steam temperatures (250-300 degrees Fahrenheit) and is operated at a low pressure of approximately 100-300 psi. Closer to 100 psi the better. The reasons for our confident answer are as follows:
- Steam cannot damage roofing materials because it is no longer abrasive like water and can’t cut materials like a pressure washer.
- Low pressure steam equipment is designed to melt through the ice with high temperatures (heat) and not cut through the ice with high pressure water.
It is very important that you learn as much information as you can about ice dam steaming so you can identify a hot pressure washer from a low pressure steamer. High psi equipment is never a good idea no matter how careful the user is! Watch This!
If you would like to hire a steaming company please hire our members by locating our logo on their website. Our members use only low pressure steam equipment. If you have any further questions or need help locating our members please call IDSAFE # 612-460-0474 or contact us today.