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3 Things That Matter While Deicing Your Parking Lot

Wholesale Ice Melt Manufacturers

Maintaining a safe passage for customers and employees in winters can be a challenge for business owners. Clearing snow from the parking lot is not as easy as it may seem. It’s more than simply pushing away the snow or spreading the salt. Some of the factors that determine which method you should use and how you should remove snow from your parking lot are-

  • Type Of Lot
  • Size Of Your Parking Lot
  • Surrounding Landscape
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Type Of Lot

Your parking lot could be composed of concrete, asphalt, or even bricks. And chloride-based ice melt and salt is the most popular ice melt choice out there. But did you know that it’s the worst choice you can make if your parking lot is build of bricks or concrete? Here’s why-

  • Rock salt is essentially sodium chloride and releases the highest amount of chloride when dissolved in water. Chloride damages concrete, metal, and bricks. Salt-induced decay can decompose bricks and mortar. 
  • Salts leave crystal deposits on bricks. These deposits, if allowed to seep into brick crevices, can cause “efflorescence.” Efflorescence causes discoloration of bricks, due to which they may look old and worn before they are. 
  • If you’re considering shoveling an option, then you need to be very careful. Shovels with metal blades can chip it off or leave scratches.

So What Should You Use?

Fortunately, there is an ice melt that you can put down and forget. It is non-conductive and non-corrosive. There will be no harm to your parking lot be it made of concrete, asphalt, or bricks. The reason being, this bulk ice melt is composed of natural ingredients and is free from chloride and salt. This ice melt is Safe Thaw. If you’re planning to purchase in bulk ice melt like Safe Thaw provides traction and can save you from slip and fall liability also. It can cover a large area while giving you a long-lasting residual effect.

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Size Of Your Parking Lot

Many people believe that they’ll need large quantities of ice melt to remove snow from large areas. This is not completely false because most of the wholesale ice melt manufacturers are not that effective.  Products like Safe Thaw are required in very little quantity due to their efficiency and excellent spread rate. 

In fact, there are cons associated with each type of blower. An electric snow blower can remove snow from a large area but can go a short distance only without a power source. Gas snowblower, on the other hand, is very heavy equipment but perfect for longer driveways.

Surrounding Landscape

If you have a beautiful landscape surrounding your parking area, you need not fear. Your grass, plants, and foliage are safe because Safe Thaw contains all-natural ingredients and is 100% salt-free. It will not hurt animals or the environment and will not cause damage to your building. It is non-toxic and biodegradable with a long shelf life. It’s guaranteed to melt below -2°F. 

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