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Ice buildup -how you can prevent it

A warm up is finally on its way and while many are excited about the change in weather, others have found themselves with new problems: ice dams.

A Fuller Service is one company that specializes in cleaning ice dams they tell CBS6 it's been a busy winter.

Depending on the home's situation, A Fuller Service says removing ice dams can take anywhere from one to two hours, and cost $400-$800.

Some preventative measures homeowners can take advantage:

1. Check your insulation.
2. Clear channels so the water can run off the roof instead of building up.
3. Put calcium chloride on top of the ice dam.

Depending on your family size and income you may qualify for the weatherization assistance program (WAP). This program assists income-eligible families and individuals by reducing their heating and cooling costs through energy efficiency measures. If you're interested in the program you can visit their website at www.nyshcr.org