Firstly we will scream, “avoid pressure washers for ice dam removal!” The question has been asked, “Why do some companies use hot pressure washers?” More than likely there are several answers to this question. We feel there is no easy way to answer this question for every company because every company uses hot pressure washers for different reasons. Possibly the most common reason why some companies use hot pressure washers for ice dam removal instead of steam is because they do not know any better and possibly already owned the equipment before making the decision to remove ice dams. There are many other possibilities such as claims made by pressure washing manufactures that their machines will produce steam.
Why Do Some Companies Use Hot Pressure Washers
Why do some companies use hot pressure washers? Some people may be fooled into buying the wrong equipment. There is a certain brand of pressure washer advertised as a “wet steamer.” However the truth of the matter is, this equipment cannot produce steam. Regardless of the claims many companies make that own these machines, they’re incapable of producing high temperature steam and they will NOT run at a low enough pressure to be gentle on roofing material. If anyone wants to hook a “steamer” to hot water you can be assured it is a pressure washer! There are many other reasons why a company would use a hot pressure washer for ice dam removal such as lack of knowledge, lack of money or they simply don’t care about your roof!
Why Do Some Companies Use Hot Pressure Washers?
A low pressure steamer will cost thousands of dollars more than a wet steamer and will require more maintenance. These two reasons alone are very enticing to some business owner. Unfortunately for the home owner, wet steamers/hot pressure washers can easily damage roofing materials. Some companies definitely know that their wet steamer will not produce steam temperatures and low enough pressure to be safe but choose to run them anyways in hopes that no one will know the difference.
Some companies that are just starting out may not know about low pressure steam and have simply made the wrong decision when purchasing equipment for ice dam removal. We feel the lack of research before making the big decision to become an ice dam removal expert is no excuse. The proper information does exist and is readily available to the public. Besides maybe the lack of knowledge about low pressure steam there is still no excuse when purchasing a wet steamer. Avoid pressure washers for ice dam removal unless you want your roof to be damaged!
Hiring our members is a safe decision! Our members all use low pressure steam equipment. Simply locate a companies website and look for our logo. Then click on the logo for verification. If you have questions or are having trouble locating our members please contact us today and we will connect you with a member near you.