Ice Melt We Stock in the Distribution Center
|C3006||Ice Melt * Calcium-Chloride 94%–97% Pellets–most powerful ice melting. It can be used to melt snow and ice in temperatures as low as -24F (-31C).|
|C3007||Ice Melt * Potassium Chloride Non-Cal-Chlor–Effectively melts snow and ice in temperatures as low as 20F (-7C). It can cause damage to concrete if it is put down too heavy. It is the most economical in moderate conditions. It should not be used on new concrete.|
|C3009||Ice Melt * Magnesium Chloride–For use on new concrete. It is safe to use around plants and is less corrosive. It can effectively melt ice and snow in temperatures as low as 5F (-15C). It is the most expensive type of ice melt.|
Ice Melt Do’s and Don’ts
Mistake #1: Not using it. Ice melt can help prevent slip and fall accidents. You should use ice melt before ice and/or snow falls, and also after sidewalks have been shoveled because a small thin layer of ice can still be present. Ice melt should be used whether you can see if there is ice or not.
Mistake #2: Using too much. Less is usually more when it comes to ice melt. Overusing ice melt can lead to the product being unnecessarily tracked into the building and it may also harm vegetation under the ice melt. Please refer to the manufacturer’s instructions before applying the melt. It is recommended to apply ice melt with a handheld fertilizer spreader for small areas or a walk-behind spreader for large areas.
Mistake #3: Applying it wrong. Reading the manufacturer’s instructions for applying ice melt is not only important for determining quantity, but also to make sure you are applying the product correctly. If possible, apply ice melt before the snow falls. Brick or other porous materials should not be treated with ice melt.
Mistake #4: Using the wrong kind. There are several products available on the market. What makes the product different is how quickly they work and at what temperatures. It is best to use the ice melt that is appropriate for the temperature at the time of the storm.
Mistake #5: Not cleaning it up. Ice melt has the potential to damage floors. The best way to prevent it from being tracked into the building is to use mats both inside and outside all entrances and clean them throughout the day. Floors should be mopped frequently to remove the residue.