Ice dams happen when water from melted snow runs off the roof and then freezes again. You want to get rid of ice dams asap because they can cause damage to your roof and clog your gutters. Here are some ways to get rid of them:

  • Use hot water: Pouring hot water over ice dams helps to melt them faster and allows water to drain from the gutters.
  • Remove snow: Removing snow helps to prevent snow from melting which will prevent ice dams from forming. 
  • Use heat cables: You can install heat cables in your roof to melt snow and ice dams.