The best way to prevent ice dam formation is through regular snow removal services from a company like Indiana Roofing Company. Roofs can be steep and dangerous when covered in snow and ice – not to mention you could do more damage than good anyway. If you have an ice dam that has formed, it’s never a good idea to try to use a hose to remove it. This will cause more problems and could seriously injure someone if it causes a massive failure. Call a professional to come and take care of it. They have the tools and the techniques needed to remove the ice dam without damaging your property.