The Importance of Anti-Icing for Your Snow Maintenance
One of the most dangerous parts of winter weather is ice. When temperatures dip below freezing, any areas that are wet will freeze solid, putting people at risk. Slipping is a common danger during the winter months, but you can help to mitigate this risk with a few simple tips. Let’s explore the importance of an Anti-Ice pretreatment for your commercial property.
When done properly, anti-icing helps to prevent ice from bonding to the pavement and can then melt up to the first half inch of snow that falls. In very minor snowfall events, this means there is no cleanup necessary. In larger events, less snow means less chance for it to get packed down into a solid sheet. Anti-icing also helps vehicles gain traction by creating a less-slippery surface.
What about Liquid Anti-Icing treatments?
There are three main benefits for using a liquid anti-icing pretreatment:
First, unlike granular salt, a liquid deicer doesn’t get scattered by cars or pedestrians, which makes it is a more reliable method of ice prevention.
Secondly, liquid anti-ice is better for the environment. The premixed solution is a more precise and targeted application of deicer, which uses less salt per application than the granular.
Finally, a liquid anti-ice pretreatment can save you money through better in-storm effectiveness and less granular deicer tracked into your facility, requiring custodial cleanup.
The amount of the application to be used is dependent upon your facility grounds as well as the impending weather conditions. This is why you should contract a knowledgeable and trustworthy professional to do your anti-icing applications.
Sauers is a full service snow and ice management company, serving the greater Philadelphia area, that you can trust to help your business get back on its feet after a winter storm. If you would like to minimize your risk for slip and fall accidents in icy conditions, contact us for more information.