It may not feel like it this week with our unseasonably warm temperatures, but winter is on its way. That means now is the best time to stock up on ice melt and review our tips and tricks for using it! Ice melt can reduce slip and fall accidents around your facility, but knowing when and how to apply it is essential for keeping your customers, employees and guests safe this winter.
The Best Time to Buy Ice Melt
The best time to order ice melt is before you need it. Waiting until a storm is on the horizon is gambling with the safety of your facility’s visitors and your employees. To place your order for ice melt before winter gets underway, call us today at 800-821-2389!
The Best Time to Apply Ice Melt
Similarly, waiting too long to apply ice melt can make it impossible to remove ice. The best time to treat surfaces is before a storm strikes. Applying ice melt before the snow falls helps prevent ice from bonding to surfaces.
If there is a break in a storm, take advantage and apply another layer of ice melt after shoveling. Try to clear as much snow as possible before application, and follow up after the storm with another round of shoveling and ice melt.
Use the Right Product
We carry a variety of ice melts in Danville that have their own unique properties and melting temperatures. We can help you choose the best option for your needs and budget! Here are some of our favorite solutions:
Economic and Effective: Ice Patrol Rock Salt
This economical and effective ice melt is one of our favorites because the optimally-sized granules deliver maximum performance, and it is perfect for using in commercial spreaders. Smaller crystals melt on contact while larger crystals provide instant traction and longevity. This fast-acting formula initiates quick de-icing and meltdown, there’s no need for protective clothing during application, and Ice Patrol Rock Salt reduces damage to concrete, making it one of the safest ice melters available.
Better for the Environment: Safer than Salt
This proprietary formula contains fast-acting ingredients for quick protection against ice. It’s also long-lasting and safer for the environment! Enhanced with CMA and magnesium chloride, Safer than Salt works down to temperatures after other products stop working. We also love the highly-visible rose color that helps avoid over-application.
Fast-Acting and Easy to Apply: MegaMelt ProSlicer
By combining a high-performance liquid deicer and ice melt crystals, MegaMelt ProSlicer is the fastest product for melting ice and snow on the market today. Each crystal is encapsulated in liquid deicer through an innovative technology, giving it the performance of a fast melting liquid deicer and the long-lasting power of a granular ice melt. This product quickly melts snow and ice in temperatures as low as 20-degrees below zero. The combination of deicer and ice melt means fewer applications are needed, and the vivid purple color makes it easy to apply. MegaMelt ProSlicer even maintains a residual melting effect after winter storms, and it is safer on skin, pets and plants when used as directed.
Apply the Right Amount of Ice Melt
One of the biggest mistakes people make is applying too much ice melt. This is definitely a situation where less is more. Over-application can cause harm to surfaces and vegetation while wasting product and not increasing efficacy.
Check your product label for the recommend amount, but keep in mind the general rule of thumb that 2 to 4 ounces of ice melt should be applied per square yard. We recommend using a spreader for easier, more even application.
Properly Store Ice Melt
Always store opened bags of ice melt in airtight containers away from air, sunlight and moisture. Any moisture that sneaks in can make the product harden, clump and degrade.
Make sure you have what you need before you need it this winter! Contact us today to place your order for ice melt in Danville to keep your facility, grounds and guests safe.