At Sauers Snow and Ice Management we provide two ice management options: Anti-icing and Deicing. Do you know the difference between the two?
Deicing is the application of deicing products to surfaces to melt existing snow and ice after an event.
Anti-icing is the application of products to surfaces like parking lots before a storm. Anti-icing helps prevent snow and ice from bonding to the pavement. You’ll often find department of transportation crews spraying brine solution along major highways. This is the same process; however, rather than for major roadways, it’s performed on your property.
Anti-icing is a lot like spraying a non-stick cooking spray on a frying pan. The spray prevents food from sticking to the bottom of your pan, creating an easier-to-clean pan. When we use anti-icing treatments on your parking lot, we are really preventing snow and ice from sticking to the pavement. This makes it a lot easier to clean up after a winter storm. Do you enjoy scraping burned-on food at the bottom of your pan? How about scraping ice off your sidewalks? It’s the same concept. Use anti-icing treatments to prevent hard work after a winter storm.
We hope this helps. Next time we will explain the different types of Deicers and Anti-ice products that we recommend.