Entries by MadisonA

Salt for Soft Water

Dissolved magnesium and calcium minerals make water hard, affecting the taste and feel of water. It also can reduce the efficiency and longevity of plumbing fixtures and rendering soaps and detergents less effective. To eliminate these impurities, the most common technique involves passing the water through a water-softening unit. The water softener contains a resin […]

HOMEOWNERS ARE LIABLE FOR ICE AND SNOW REMOVAL

During the winter months, it’s a familiar site to see shopping centers and business owners clearing the ice and snow from pathways, parking lots and entrances. It’s a liability issue should someone slip and fall and injure themselves entering their business. Homeowners also face similar liabilities if they fail to take adequate steps to remove […]

How Salt Can Keep You Safe

Sodium Chloride (salt) is a major player in walkway safety. The Ice and snow build-up can cause dangerous safety conditions to your foot traffic area when it goes unchecked. Tens of thousands of Canadians slip on ice each year. Many of these slips are relatively inconsequential. However, slipping on ice can be more than an […]

Organize Your Snow Removal Plan

Established over 130 years ago, Kissner has evolved to become a trusted market leader in both the rock and blended salt industry. We are known for providing reliable service to an impressive list of clientele throughout North America. We have the experience and resources to be your top supplier.   Call Toll Free 1 (800) 434-8248. […]

Snow…Snow…Snow! 2015/2016 Winter Forecast

2015/2016 Winter Forecast Precipitation-wise, if you like snow, then you should head over to the Northern and Central Great Plains (most of the North Central States), the Great Lakes, New England and parts of the Ohio Valley where snowier-than-normal conditions are forecasted.   Over the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States, the winter will be stormy with […]

Protect Your Pets

Ice melters are fairly safe towards pets, but a few precautions should be taken to protect your pets… Ice Melter Ingestion Dangers Animals like to eat salt; it is always a good idea to prevent pets from licking ice melter granules. Keep them indoors while ice melter is applied. Don’t let your dog lick ice […]

Safe Winter Driving

Whether we like it or not, winter is on its way. Some parts of Ontario are already seeing some snowfall. Here are 7 tips on safe winter driving: 1. Create a ‘survival kit’ Your survival kit should include items such as: gloves, booster cables, small shovel, windshield wiper fluid, first aid kit, torch, snow brush, candles, safety vest, water bottles […]

Preparing Your Landscape for Winter

Old Man Winter will quickly be upon us and there are a few things you can do to prepare your landscape before the first frosts and snow: Mulch Plants If Needed Many homeowners think of mulching in the spring but winter mulching can be very helpful to your plants.  If you notice areas around where mulch […]