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.
Why is anti-icing a good idea?
There are several advantages to using anti-icing services…
- It creates a safer environment, stopping slippery ice from forming.
- It will help to melt a light dusting of snow.
- It makes snow plowing easier and more effective because it does not allow the snow to get hard-packed, enabling the snow to glide easily under the plow’s edge.
- It saves money! If your walkways and parking lots are already protected with anti-icing product, then less product is needed after a winter storm. Also, some light snows will not even need to be plowed because the anti-icing application works so well.
Can you use a simple analogy?
Sure. 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.
Why choose Sauers for your anti-icing needs?
We mix our own liquid anti-icing product. We know the correct amounts to spread to effectively prevent ice and hard-packed snow on your walkways and parking lots. We know the proper treatment of anti-icing that will work best for your situation. But most importantly, we’ll provide a free on-site evaluation and speak with you about your property needs and concerns. We customize every site plan with you and ensure you’ll be satisfied with our services on every snow event.
Contact us for more information on how we can service you this winter! Schedule your evaluation today.