How To Use Ice Melt Around Your Facility?
As winter is approaching fast, now is the right time to talk about the best practices of using ice melt. Every sidewalk, driveway, parking lot, and road is different. To get rid of the snow, there are various factors to consider, including which ice melt to use when to use it, and how to use it. In this article, we will guide you through each of them one by one.
Which Ice Melt To Use-
Using rock salt or chemical-based ice melt on driveways, sidewalks, and the parking lot is a common practice. However, as a responsible business owner, you don’t want to damage your property and your environment.
Using chlorine-based ice melt and rock salt can rust your machinery, cause short-circuits, and damage the concrete of your driveway and parking lot. Most of the pro ice melt for industrial use contains rock salt or chlorine-based salt.
The good thing is you can get rid of snow and ice from the parking lot and other areas around your business establishment without the fear of damaging your concrete or harming pets and the environment.
Use Salt-Free Chloride-Free Ice Melt-
Salt-free, chloride-free ice melt like Safe Thaw would neither corrode vehicles nor rust your machinery. It is non-conductive and will not cause any short-circuiting. SafeThaw is an amide core-glycol combination composed of natural ingredients and is free from the side effects of rock salt and chloride-based ice melt. It is equally safe for the environment and will not damage flora and fauna around your premises.
When To Use The Ice Melt-
Applying ice melt in layers is a good practice that you should consider following.
The first layer of ice melt is applied even before the snow hits the ground. Apply natural ice melt on the parking lots and road before the storm to prevent snow and ice from compacting on surfaces. Another layer should be applied during the storm.
As the snow falls, the salt creeps in, making it easier to shovel away the snow later. Moreover, this process requires less ice melt.
How To Use It-
1- Follow the instructions- Do not over-apply deicing products. Ensure that you follow the instructions on the label carefully.
2- Always wear gloves because deicers are corrosive especially if you are using magnesium chloride or calcium chloride ice melt. Usually, the instructions on the package containing such corrosive ingredients clearly state the use of gloves while applying it.
3- Never use deicing chemicals on new concrete that are not fully cured. For old concrete, seal gaps and crevices in the concrete or on any surface with a top-quality sealant to lessen the damage.
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As a business owner, it is vital to ensure the different compositions of the deicers before buying the ice melt in bulk. It is equally important to understand how to use the ice melt around your facility in a way that is safe for you and your surroundings.
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