Unless you are lucky enough to live in the south, you’re aware that winter is on its way, and with it, ice and snow storms. It’s inevitable and it’s closing in on us. In fact, some parts of the country have already seen their first snowfall. Even if you’re in one of those areas where it hasn’t quite cooled down yet, ordering ice melt is something that needs to become a priority. Now is the time to plan and order so manufacturers can meet demands when the snow actually starts falling.
It is true that last year we had a mild winter, but that doesn’t mean the same can be said about this year. The one thing weather experts agree on is that there is no way to tell what this winter will bring. When ordering ice melt, it is important to look at historical data, rather than just last year’s weather. It is also very important to purchase quality products and be able to stay flexible if and when the cold hits in a dramatic way.
There are many different sources for the forecast but in the end, they are all just guesses. Looking past last year’s mild winter can help you save money and make better choices. While you may still have ice melt from last year, it is important to be aware that depending on the type and where you stored it has an effect on whether or not it is usable.
In the end, ice melt is a little like insurance, and it can be one of those things you don’t need until you don’t have it. Most days, basic coverage will be just fine, but you’re going to want the best there is when it gets bad. It is also important to keep in mind that the cheapest ice melt will do no good if you just have to keep throwing more on the ground for it to work. Buildings, landscapes, and flooring are all affected by the quality of ice melt you use as well.
When the season finally comes to an end and it’s time to polish your floors, there are a few products that Misco carries that can help clean up your ice melt. For starters, our Ice Melt Remover will remove ice melt residue, hard water buildup, and soap haze from all surfaces. It’s not the only product that can work wonders on your floors after a rough winter. If you are worried about coated floors, rest assured that products like Emerald and Back Down 7 can be safely used without harming the finish.
Watch as we use Emerald to demonstrate just how well it can get rid of ice melt residue.