KEVCO’s Secret to Eliminating Icy Walkways
The official start of winter is just around the corner, and from our first blast of wintery weather, we begin relying on ice melt to keep properties safe for pedestrians. Unfortunately, with traditional granular ice melt, it isn’t always effective.
A property manager’s first line of defense against icy paths is the almighty ice melt – that large grain rock salt that is thrown all over sidewalks, walkways, and entranceways. Once applied, it will hopefully melt away some of the ice that has accumulated on these areas. Don’t rely on a de-icer that works inconsistently. Instead, make a choice that protects your property and the people on it. That’s why KEVCO uses a groundbreaking liquid de-icer technology called Secure Ice Melt.
This alternative to the granular material eliminates tracking in products on your building’s hard surfaces, reduces the risk of damage to floors, reduces maintenance costs and, in the long term, greatly reduces the need for a total full strip and recoating of all hard surfaces. This product from Secure Winter Products is a total game changer.
Potential Consequences of Traditional Salt De-Icer
The salt residue can cause tremendous damage to outside pavers, asphalt, concrete, masonry, decorative stone, and other custom walkways, not to mention damage to metal railings and light fixtures. Granular calcium and sodium chloride products draw moisture from the air, and if these salt-based products seep into the groundwater supply, they reduce oxygen levels and could harm aquatic life. Salt-based products also harm plants, burn grasses, and erode soil.
Secure Ice Melt is 100% chloride free and bio-degradable. These liquid de-icers are also safe for plants, grasses, concrete, stones, and metal. KEVCO believes in maximizing the safety of our customers, so we’re proud to use Secure Ice Melt for all of our property de-icing services.
Safety Features of Liquid De-Icer
The majority of slipping accidents happen within 15-feet of a building’s entrance. Traditional salt de-icers take extended periods of time to get to work on melting ice. Meanwhile, a thin layer of liquid de-icer can melt thin layers of ice and prevent new snow and ice accumulating within seconds. The liquid de-icer works in around 30-50 seconds as it reduces the freezing point to as low as -63 degrees Fahrenheit.
The next time your sidewalks get slippery, don’t do it yourself, call KEVCO! No need to risk your own safety trying to sprinkle salt, our building service professionals will apply the liquid de-icer to all of your walkways to keep all pedestrians safe when walking this winter.
Contact KEVCO to schedule de-icing services using liquid ice melt technology on your property today.