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Snow and Ice Management
Salt: sodium chloride, or rock salt, is the most common de-icer in use today. Generally this product is effective, though not in all conditions. Only a knowledgeable snow and ice contractor will know when and how to apply the right amount of material to create a safe environment for your property. In very cold conditions (typically less than 23 degrees F), salt begins to lose its effectiveness and is either not used or is overused in an attempt to make up for reduced performance.
There are many other products in use today, these products include:
Anti-Icing vs De-Icing
Understanding the difference between anti-icing and de-icing can yield insight into the different approaches utilized by professional snow removal services. Professional services do not always rely on one approach or tool for all storms, but use a variety of tools to maintain the safest conditions possible during the season. A main goal for a professional service provider, which benefits both the property manager and the contractor, is to reach a designated level of service as quickly and efficiently as possible. Any information in this section is very general, only a trained and qualified snow and ice professional should make decisions regarding what material to use on a specific location.