Safer Winter Guide 101
While white and beautiful winters bring a lot of excitement and joy, it has its cons too. How are you prepared for the snow and ice melt problems this winter?
Let’s list down the problems snow causes so that we are prepared well in advance.
1- Protecting your premises
Salt or chloride-based ice melt can wreak significant damage to the otherwise highly durable and super strong concrete driveways. When the salt comes in contact with water, it percolates into the crevices of the concrete, forming a solution called brine. As the temperature increases and decreases, the freeze-thaw cycles of the absorbed water damages the surface resulting in cracks. Some of the common brands with similar blends are Industrial blue premium ice melt and Blue Heat. Industrial strength ice melt ingredients too contain chloride salts.
Building roofs can be damaged by the weight of heavy snow, as well as ice dams. Snow, if left on the roof for long, can freeze the water storage tanks and pipes. When the water in pipes freeze, it creates pressure resulting in the bursting of pipes.
Apart from the driveways and roofs, you need to check for cracks or gaps in tiles. When the snow melts, the water can creep in these cracks and cause dampness later. It can impact roof tiles such as slate, concrete, and even brickwork.
2- Protecting Kids and pets
As a business owner, you need to be careful about the ice melt you are using and methods you’re employing to remove snow, especially if you have kids and pets as your visitors.
Most of the ice melts are poisonous chemicals and harmful to animals. Most of the so-called ‘pet-safe companies round off the sharp edges of the salt and claim themselves to be pet-friendly. However, the reality is, they use the same ingredients (with rounder granules) as others that pets may lick from their paws and get sick.
Very few companies are actually safe. Therefore, it’s imperative that you choose the best ice melt that is safe for your pets.
3- Removing Snow
Removing snow from sidewalks is essential for your mobility and the safety of others. The slimy sidewalks and driveways are a real headache since slips-and-falls not only cause injuries but also attract lawsuits that can be really costly no matter who wins. Moreover, they are not safe for your customers, employees, and pets too. On a side note, be careful while choosing the ice melt for concrete. Salt-based ice melts can do irreparable damage to your concrete.
All in one solution
What if I tell you that you can handle all the above problems and many more with just one solution. Safe Thaw is a chloride-free ice-melt that prevents corrosion and safeguards your pavement and machinery.
Unlike Industrial strength ice melt ingredients, SafeThaw ice melt has a modified crystalline amide core that is combined with a unique glycol admixture and traction ingredients. This patented dual-effect compound is non-conductive and non-corrosive. There will be no harm to delicate machinery, and there will be no danger of short circuits. It has a long shelf life making it a suitable option for business.
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