Canada Winter Forecast

Well Above-Normal Temperatures to Envelop Western Canada

Western Canada residents should expect another winter with above- to well above-normal temperatures, as a prevailing westerly flow delivers milder Pacific air across the region. Compared to last winter, there will be more snow across the coastal mountains of western British Columbia, which includes the Whistler Blackcomb ski resort, host of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Farther east in the Rockies of eastern British Columbia and western Alberta, snowfall will underachieve this winter. The majority of the snow in this region will fall during the first half of the winter before a drier pattern sets up during January and February.

Drier and milder weather will be a dominant theme across the Prairie region this winter as the Polar jet stream gets displaced farther to the north. This pattern will greatly limit the amount and duration of Arctic air masses that normally impact the region. Average temperatures could be as much as 3 degrees Celsius (5.5 degrees Fahrenheit) above normal this winter in cities such as Edmonton, Calgary and Regina.

Significant snowfall events will be few and far between across the region as the primary storm track will generally remain farther south across the central and southern U.S.

Increased Risk for Ice Storms in Ontario, Quebec

This coming winter will not be nearly as cold as last winter thanks in part to El Niño. This should lead to a noticeable difference in heating bills compared to last year.

Unfortunately, the winter pattern will also favor an increased risk of ice storms, especially from eastern Ontario to southern Quebec, including the cities of Ottawa and Montreal. Much of Ontario, including the lake-effect snow belts will have less snowfall compared to normal, as the main storm track shifts to the south and east during January and February.

As the storm track shifts toward the East Coast later in January and February, there will be an increased risk for significant snowfall events across eastern Quebec, including the Gaspe Peninsula.

Stormy but Mild Conditions Forecast for Most of Atlantic Canada

The combination of a strong El Niño and warmer-than-usual sea-surface waters surrounding the region will lead to slightly higher temperatures compared to normal this winter. The winter could turn snowy again from New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island, especially the second half of the winter. The milder conditions will favor a greater tendency for storms that initially bring snow, but change to ice or rain, especially across Nova Scotia. Much of Newfoundland will experience a milder winter with a reduced number of major storms.

Canada Winter Forecast 2015/2016

Canada Winter Forecast 2015/2016


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32 Cherry Blossom Road, Cambridge, ON  N3H 4R7

Phone: 1-800-434-8248 | Fax: 1-877-434-8250

Email: info@kissner.com

Website: www.kissner.com

The Story Behind Ice Beeter

The Beginning (Volume 1)

Ice Beeter Treated Ice Melter is rock salt specially coated with beet extract. This residue is also known as beet molasses… it is used for production of yeast, medicine and chemicals such as ice melt. Sugar beet fields are easily mistaken for a field of potatoes. Above the ground they appear as only greens. But underneath lies the beet, which is light tan, also like a potato. However, sugar beets are more closely related to a red garden beet.

When it comes time, the farmers harvest all of their sugar beets. Sugar beets are second only to sugar cane for sources of sugar. They are grown from a seed which produces a root, stem and leaves. The actual sugar beet is the root, which contains many cells. Large cells contain water, while small cells contain the sugar.

To extract the sugar from the beet, they are washed and cut into thin slices. These slices are put in hot water which soaks the sugar out and forms syrup. The syrup is then purified, filtered and boiled again. Finally it is dried to sugar, which is packaged and marketed. This is only a brief explanation of the step by step beet sugar process.

Over 60% of United States sugar comes from the sugar beets… however, the rest of the beet is thrown away. That is when the Kissner Group decided to reduce the amount of waste and use the remains of the sugar beets. That is when Ice Beeter Treated was born!

 

The B-Team (Volume 2)

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While Ice Beeter Treated works hard to keep the cities safe… a large snow storm blows in, bringing -30° weather. Ice Beeter Treated will need some assistance fighting these extremely low temperatures. That is when Ice Beeter Ultimate comes to the rescue! Ice Beeter Ultimate is specially formulated with beet extract and calcium chloride flake, making this an exceptionally powerful ice melt. The snow storm was no match for Ice Beeter Ultimate!

Ice Beeter Treated continues to work hard to keep the cities safe; however, consumers are seeking an environmentally friendly ice melt. Ice Beeter Treated has the perfect solution… that is when Ice Beeter Responsible comes to the rescue! Ice Beeter Responsible is specially formulated with beet extract and calcium magnesium acetate, making this an environmentally benign ice melt. The consumers are happy with their eco-friendly ice melt, Ice Beeter Responsible!

The cities will be safe once again, because nothing beets ice better than… Ice Beeter!


Contact Kissner Group Inc. today for all of your Ice Melter needs…

32 Cherry Blossom Road, Cambridge, ON  N3H 4R7

Phone: 1-800-434-8248 | Fax: 1-877-434-8250

Email: info@kissner.com

Website: www.ice-beeter.com

Winter Outlook

A colder than average winter may be on the horizon for portions of the Southwest, Southern Plains, Southeast and East Coast, according to a December 2015-February 2016 temperature outlook released by The Weather Channel Professional Division on Friday.

Warmer-than-average temperatures are expected from the West Coast, the Northwest in particular, eastward into the Upper Midwest and interior sections of the Northeast.

The best chance for cold conditions in the East will come later in the winter.

El Niño is expected to play a large role in temperatures this winter, but strong blocking of the upper-level pattern over the north Atlantic Ocean that began this summer may also play an important role this winter.

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“The strength and location or ‘flavor’ of the El Niño event suggests that a very warm 1982-83 or 1997-98 winter is quite possible,” said Dr. Todd Crawford, WSI chief meteorologist. “However, there is some risk of big blocking this winter, driven either by a premature weakening and westward shift (towards the dateline) of the El Niño impacts or by just a general tendency for stronger high-latitude blocking. While this blocking potential does add colder risks for the upcoming winter, we are still leaning towards a slightly cooler variation of the very warm 1982 and 1997 strong Niño events.”

The European computer forecast model, which Crawford notes has done well with long-lead forecasts, “shows the focus of the ridging to be from western North America north to the pole, which implies colder risks for at least part of the eastern U.S. this winter, especially late.”

At this early stage, it appears that there is a greater chance of less blocking, which would lead to a warmer winter. However, if there is a change to more western-based El Niño or the blocking tendency that started this summer persists than more blocking is likely, leading to a colder winter in the East.

The current forecast is for a slightly colder winter compared to the 1982-83 and 1997-98 strong El Nino winters.

Tom Niziol, winter weather expert for The Weather Channel, adds that “if the current forecast is driven by the odds of a strong El Nino pattern, then it would suggest that parts of the nation will see a much different winter than they have seen in the past two years, most notably California, where a wetter forecast will be welcome news to most people”.

Next Three Months

In the meantime, the warm pattern across much of the central and northeastern U.S. may continue into October. However, cold air will likely plunge into the central U.S. by late October, while the East and West coasts are expected to remain warm.

The south-central U.S., from Arizona into the southern Plains, will likely see below-average temperatures overall in October. Otherwise, the remainder of the country will see above-average conditions with the East seeing well-above average temperatures.

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In November, temperatures are expected to be cooler than average from southern California into parts of the Southwest, as well as into the central and southern Plains and even portions of the Lower Mississippi Valley in November.

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Otherwise, mainly warmer than average temperatures are likely with parts of the Northeast and Southeast seeing much warmer conditions than average.

There is also agreement in the climate models in focusing the area of well-above average temperatures along the East Coast in November.

A shift in the warmer-than-average temperatures is expected in December, resembling the classic strong El Niño, with well-above average temperatures stretching from the Pacific Northwest through the northern Plains and into the Great Lakes and western sections of the Northeast.

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Cooler than average temperatures will likely be found from Arizona eastward through Texas and into the South, including Florida.

This cooler southern tier may partially be a reflection of generally wetter-than-average conditions in a strong El Niño. In other words, more clouds and rain leads to cooler temperatures as the southern or subtropical branch of the jet stream is typically stronger.

The climate models are in good agreement with establishing the classic El Niño winter signature of above-average temperatures in the northern tier of the U.S. and below-average temperatures in the southern tier of the U.S.

For more information regarding this year’s winter outlook, please visit the weather channel.


Contact Kissner Group Inc. today for all of your Ice Melter needs.

32 Cherry Blossom Road, Cambridge, ON  N3H 4R7.

Phone: 1-800-434-8248 | Fax: 1-877-434-8250.

Email: info@kissner.com

Website: www.kissner.com

How to Apply Ice Melters

When to Apply Ice Melters?

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Anti-Icing

Anti-Icing – Proactive application of ice melter to surfaces prior to a storm. Anti-icers are applied before precipitation begins to prevent the ice from building on walkways. By applying an ice melter before a snowfall event, you can prevent the ice/snow from bonding to the surface area and simplify removal of ice and snow.

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De-Icing

De-Icing – Apply ice melter to existing ice and snow. Deicers are made from a variety of mineral salts and work on the chemistry principle that salt water has a lower freezing point than fresh water. As the chemicals react they form a brine solution, which penetrates the ice and snow to form a barrier between the surface area. This allows for easier removal of ice and snow.

Applying Ice Melters

  • Too little ice melter will not control ice and snow as intended.
  • Too much ice melter is wasteful and potentially harmful to the environment, resulting in burnt vegetation and corroded hardscapes.
  • Some products can be toxic to both vegetation and applicator.
  • Always consult the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for the product and use only as directed.

Application Rates

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Application Rate

For best results, apply ice melter using a push type or hand held spreader. It is very effective; a small amount will go a long way! Depending on the amount of ice and snow present, sprinkle the ice melter on ice and snow at the rate of 1 lb. to 4.5 lb. per 540 ft². Shovel off excess slush/water, and then reapply to the heavy areas of ice. Do not overspread. Apply evenly and avoid piling.

Ice Melter Granular Size

Small granules melt quickly, and a large amount of them can get the melting process off to a fast start.

Larger particles have a comparatively slower melting action. They will likely penetrate through an ice layer, but may not be completely dissolved into an underlying brine layer. The unused materials can reduce melting efficiency and increase cost.

The most effective ice melters use consistent, medium sized granules which can bore through the surface and maximize brine formation. This breaks the ice to surface bond, allowing easy removal of the remaining ice.

Before and After Application

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Helpful Tips When Applying

  • Wet/Heavy Snow: Apply as soon as wet/heavy snow begins falling to prevent ice from bonding. When more than 1 inch accumulates, shovel snow and reapply if necessary.
  • Sleet/Freezing Rain: Apply ice melter early to prevent ice build-up.
  • Dry Powdery Snow: Can be shoveled or swept, and may not require the use of ice melters.

Contact Kissner Group Inc. today for all of your Ice Melter needs.

32 Cherry Blossom Road, Cambridge, ON  N3H 4R7.

Phone: 1-800-434-8248 | Fax: 1-877-434-8250.

Email: info@kissner.com

Website: www.kissner.com

Kissner provides the safest and best ice melt solutions.

Kissner ice melt solutions are the environmental choice when dealing with the dangerous hazards caused by ice covered pedestrian walkways, parking lots and loading areas. Our specially formulated ice melt works hard to eliminate ice with minimal harm to the environment and your property. Our products are created with your landscape, vegetation, vehicles, equipment, footwear, concrete and floor coverings in mind. Most important of all, your employees and visitors will be protected from the dangers of icy walkways.

Green-Products

If you are being asked for “green,” then our Landscaper’s Choice® or EnvironMelt® ice melt products are the right choice for you. These ice melt products are formulated with soil supporting compounds and at the same time produce the best melting power for today’s coldest climates.

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CMA is granulated calcium magnesium acetate, a patented chemical formulation from dolomitic lime and acetic acid. CMA is used worldwide to answer environmental concerns and solve problems Mag-Productassociated with corrosion and concrete spalling. CMA is generally used in a solid form and spread on the surface like other deicers. Although CMA is effective to the same temperatures as salt, CMA has many unique performance characteristics.

Magnesium Chloride

Magnesium chloride consists of over 51% water making it less harmful towards vegetation and concrete. Magnesium chloride protects concrete from spalling, is less corrosive on metal surfaces, is less toxic and is more environmentally safe than other harsh chlorides.

Beet Extract Solution

Kissner is proud to introduce its new Ice Beeter™ family that is specially formulated with beet extract solution. Meet Ice Beeter™ Treated, Ice Beeter™ Responsible and Ice Beeter™ Ultimate. Beet extract solution is an environmentally friendly ingredient that aids de-icers in melting to lower temperatures. All three of these products will help save your plant life and protect your concrete.

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If you want to protect the environment or even just your landscape, using Calcium Magnesium Acetate, Magnesium Chloride and Beet Extract Solution are “green” alternatives… all of these ingredients are less harmful towards plant life than the other harsh chlorides.


Contact Kissner Group Inc. today for all of your Ice Melter needs.

32 Cherry Blossom Road, Cambridge, ON  N3H 4R7.

Phone: 1-800-434-8248 | Fax: 1-877-434-8250.

Email: info@kissner.com

Website: www.kissner.com

2015 US Fall Forecast

Warm Weather to Kick off Fall for Mid-Atlantic, Northeast

An expected strong El Niño will lead to beneficial rain for Southern California, but it may be delayed until late fall and winter; meanwhile, flooding and mudslides will threaten the Four Corners region, in addition to some mid-fall snow.

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2015 US Fall Forecast Highlights

Fall will get off to a warm start in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic before cooler, more seasonable air settles in during late September.

After a bitterly cold winter of 2014-2015, the winter of 2015-2016 will be milder. However, the season will be stormy with near- to above-normal snowfall in the offing for many, which could influence temperatures downward late in the season.

The moisture may transpire as flooding rains for the mid-Atlantic early, until mid- to late-season when it can be cold enough for snowfall in cities such as Philadelphia and New York City. Overall, the heaviest snow of the season will most likely fall north and west of these areas.

One or Two Tropical Systems in Offing for the Southeast

Despite below-normal numbers predicted for the Atlantic hurricane season, the Southeast could still get one or two impacts into the fall.

Regardless of potential tropical impacts, a significant amount of moisture will still make its way into the Southeast through late fall and beyond.

When winter rolls around, severe weather will reignite in Florida, while areas from eastern Texas to Virginia will face rounds of rain and the threat for flooding.

Cooler-Than-Normal Air to Chill Midwest and Great Lakes Area

This fall, the Midwest will be milder overall compared to fall of 2014, but it doesn’t mean the crop-growing region will be in the clear of occasional early shots of cold air.

Wild temperature swings are possible at times, with quick snaps of cold followed by a week of warmer weather.

As for late fall and into the early winter season, there is an opportunity for a storm track to come to places like Chicago and Indianapolis, according to long-range forecasters.

Mild Air to Stretch Across Northern Plains; Southern Plains to Remain Wet, Cool

Mild air will infiltrate the northern Plains into the fall as warmth that has built up over the summer in the Northwest and western Canada spreads eastward.

Come winter, snowfall for the region is predicted to be below normal.

In the southern Plains, increased rainfall, below-normal temperatures and limited sunshine will define autumn.

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2015-2016 US Winter Forecast Highlights

Fire Danger to Worsen in California, Northwest

High heat going into the fall and increasingly dry conditions will allow an already brutal wildfire season to worsen across much of California and the Northwest.

Into October, the region could also get some late-season 90-degree days.

However, in California, Santa Ana winds will be at fault through September and October. This will bolster the fire threat, in what has already been a deadly and destructive season.

Some rain is possible for the drought-stricken state from October to November, though it will hardly make up for the existing deficit.

The greatest chance for denting or eliminating the long-term drought will be in winter and early spring with the help of a strong El Niño.

Wild Weather to Grip Southwest, Four Corners

After a few years of drought conditions for the Four Corners region, heavy rain can settle in this fall leading to significant flooding and mudslide events through November.

Drought conditions have fueled wildfires over the past few years, resulting in unrecovered burn scar areas.

By November, temperatures will drop well below normal across the Southwest, leading to a very active, wet and snowy season, typical of an El Niño pattern.


Contact Kissner Group Inc. today for all of your Ice Melter needs.

32 Cherry Blossom Road, Cambridge, ON  N3H 4R7.

Phone: 1-800-434-8248 | Fax: 1-877-434-8250.

Email: info@kissner.com

Website: www.ice-beeter.com

Be ready this year with Ice Beeter.

The Kissner Group is committed to preparing you this winter by saving you money and time with our effective ice melt! We have created a way to keep your walkways safe this season with an ice melt that can’t be “BEET.” The Kissner Group has created a family line of products that will outperform other leading brands by melting ice in even the extreme cold temperatures.

Ice-Beeter-Treated

The Kissner Group introduced an Ice Melter that provides a blend of the latest ice melt innovations to our customers, that product was Ice Beeter™ Treated! Ice Beeter™ Treated is specially formulated with Beet Extract Solution. During extreme winters, salt alone just doesn’t cut it. Beet juice has become a very popular snow and ice-melting tool due to its sticky properties and organic goods. Kissner is now proud to introduce two new extensions to the Ice Beeter™ Family, Ice Beeter™ Responsible and Ice Beeter™ Ultimate.

How do the Ice Beeter™ products differentiate?

Like Ice Beeter™ Treated, both Ice Beeter™ Responsible and Ice Beeter™ Ultimate begins with the extraction of the sugar particles from a sugar beet, leaving the molasses syrup. The organic solution is then infused with salt crystals, enabling the formulation to work at chilling temperatures.

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Ice Beeter™ Responsible is an environmentally friendly choice. This product is infused with Calcium Magnesium Acetate (CMA), which is less harmful to surrounding vegetation, pets and children. Ice Beeter™ Ultimate is enriched with Calcium Chloride, which allows this product to work in -30°, making it one of the most powerful ice melts on the market today.

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The Kissner Group takes pride in providing the highest-quality products and has further enhanced its ability to keep customers supplied at all times. So this winter when nothing else works ask for one of the exceptional Ice Beeter™ products. Be ready this year with Ice Beeter!

Ice-Beeter-FamilyCheck out our article in the July/August 2015 Maintenance Sales News magazine. Kissner invites you to come see for yourself and speak directly with our sales team. ISSA/Interclean Annual Convention, Las Vegas, NV. Booth 360. October 21st-23rd, 2015.


Contact Kissner Group Inc. today for all of your Ice Melter needs.

32 Cherry Blossom Road, Cambridge, ON  N3H 4R7.

Phone: 1-800-434-8248 | Fax: 1-877-434-8250.

Email: info@kissner.com

Website: www.ice-beeter.com

Calcium Magnesium Acetate

Calcium Magnesium Acetate (CMA)

  • Calcium Magnesium Acetate (CMA) is a de-icer and can be used as an alternative to road salt.
  • This de-icer can be effective in stopping road ice from forming down to around -27.5 °C (-17.5 °F).
  • CMA can be produced from a reaction of a magnesium/calcium compound with glacial acetic acid.

Road Salt

Road salt de-icing started in the United States during the 1940s and is still commonly used today. The consequences of using road salt on the environment were discovered in the 1970s, and in 1976 the Environmental Protection Agency completed its first assessments on road salt. The results lead the Federal Highway Administration to seek an alternative to road salt.

Road Salt Alternative

Sodium chloride road salt costs less than $50 per ton to produce but is corrosive to metals in highway structures and increases the concentration of sodium in drinking water which can lead to adverse health effects. Alternative de-icing substances have been sought to alleviate these problems. CMA has been found to be an effective de-icer and environmentally benign, though its production cost of $650 per ton is much greater than the cost of road salt. On average, $615 per ton would be saved in vehicle corrosion and that $75 per ton would be saved in aesthetic damage to roadside trees when switching to Calcium Magnesium Acetate as a de-icer instead of sodium chloride rock salt: these costs also far outweigh CMA’s initial production cost.

Characteristics of CMA

Calcium Magnesium Acetate is an environmentally friendly alternative. Calcium Magnesium Acetate is biodegradable and does not contaminate the environment. CMA sometimes leaves a residue after being applied; however, this residue increases the products effectiveness and does not track easily inside. Calcium Magnesium Acetate is a non-corrosive formula that does little damage to the infrastructure and environment around it. With few problems, CMA was chosen as the most promising, sustainable solution.

 

The Kissner Group's Premium CMA Blends

The Kissner Group’s Premium CMA Blends

 

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Winter is quickly approaching, are you ready for another round?

Be prepared this winter and save money and time with an effective ice melt! Keep your walkways safe this season with an ice melt that can’t be “BEET.” The Kissner Group has created a product that will outperform other leading brands by melting ice in even the extreme cold temperatures.

“We conducted a survey with a group of our customers to find out what they wanted in an ice melt and we received some interesting results,” said Tim Orleman, Executive VP of Kissner Group Inc.

Tim Orleman adds.

“We have already experienced a great deal of success with our customers by providing them with premium ice melt formulations. Our research is now revealing that our customers are interested in an ice melt that offer organic options and work in severe winter conditions and still preserve the surroundings.”

The Executive VP of Kissner Group explains.

“We realized we could serve a segment of the market that is requesting an organic and effective ice melter as well as provide them with an ice melter that will work in even the coldest conditions.”

It’s the best of both worlds, and a win, win situation for everyone.

The Kissner Group’s newest Ice Melter provides a blend of the latest ice melt innovations. Meet: The Ice Beeter™! This product is specially formulated with Beet Extract Solution. During extreme winters, salt alone just doesn’t cut it. Beet juice has become a very popular snow and ice-melting tool due to its sticky properties and organic goods.

How does Ice Beeter™ work? Tim Orleman explains the process of the Ice Beeter™.

“Our process begins with the extraction of the sugar particles from a sugar beet, leaving the molasses syrup. The organic solution is then infused with salt crystals, enabling the formulation to work at chilling temperatures.”

Tim Orleman further explains.

“Not only does Ice Beeter beat ice, it is less wasteful because it is made from a waste product that would normally be discarded into landfill. We listened when our customers requested a safer product, and by utilizing the beet vegetable it is as organic as it can get. “

Ice Beeter™ is triple-screened to provide uniform spreading with maximum results. It is color coated to ensure visible complete coverage. This helps reduce waste and prevents over-spreading, which can be harmful to vegetation and is also less binding to carpet fibers, resists tracking therefore reducing costly clean ups.

The Kissner Group takes pride in providing the highest-quality products and has further enhanced its ability to keep customers supplied at all times.” So this winter when nothing else works ask for Ice Beeter™.

 

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Ice Beeter

 

Contact Kissner Group Inc. today for all of your Ice Melter needs.

32 Cherry Blossom Road,

Cambridge, ON, N3H 4R7.

Phone: 1-800-434-8248; Fax: 1-877-434-8250.

Email: info@kissner.com

Website: www.ice-beeter.com

 

Ice Removal

Ice removal is a necessity for anyone living in places where snow is the norm for the winter season. While some might not be bothered by the mountain of snow and ice starting to form around their homes, it is important to know the dangers they bring.

Ice Prevention Strategies

Although most people usually think of ice removal methods only after the first snowfall, it is often worth implementing different ice prevention strategies.

Snow Mat—this is basically an electric heat-producing mat. It is usually used in entrances, on ramps and on pathways.

Deicing Agents—various ice melters can be used for preventing the formation of snow and ice. Ice melters are applied on surfaces (such as walkways, sidewalks and driveways) before the snow falls, which prompts the ice and snow to start melting upon contact. Please refer to product information for more details.

Ice Removal Methods

Ice prevention strategies can only go so far. When ice has piled up out of control, it is necessary to use some or all of the ice removal methods available.  The following is a list of the current methods being used:

Shoveling

The oldest and least preferred method for ice removal. This technique works best for clearing minimal ice and snow. If you prefer this method but can’t do it alone due to specific circumstances, then calling an ice and snow removal company would be your best choice.

Salt

If the ice that has formed around on your property is not too thick, using salt alone would help to some extent. However, salt alone does not melt to very low temperatures and requires ingredients that are found in ice melter blends to perform effectively.

Snow Blower

This is an electric machine that will help in reducing the mounds of snow and ice that may have formed on your driveway and backyard. It is recommended for urban and suburban homes. It can be helpful to spread ice melter over the cleared area once snow clearing is complete.

Deicer and Ice Melter

For wider coverage and heavier snow piles, shoveling and snow blowing first followed by using an ice melter formulation would be the best choice. However, keep in mind that certain deicers and ice melters contain substances that may be harmful to pavements and plant life.  Follow instructions carefully and use ice melters as directed.  There are a variety of greener and safer ice melter blends available. Consult your ice melt supplier to ensure you are using the right product for your situation.

Tips for Removing Ice

Removing ice can certainly be a pain for those who have not prepared. That is why before, during, and after using any of the aforementioned ice removal techniques, you might want to observe the following tips:

• Kitty litter and wood ashes are not recommended for ice prevention or ice removal as they produce negligible results and tend to be messy once the temperature drops.

• While sand and grains do not help in melting ice and snow, they can provide better traction over slippery areas and can reduce the chances of slipping.

• Different deicers and ice melters produce different results. It is best to compare ingredients, costs and customer feedback for each type before actually making a purchase.

• Although most deicers and ice melters are advertised as a complete ice removal solution, the best strategy is to use them for reducing ice and then shoveling the thin layer of slush that may remain. This will help you save money and reduce any harmful effects on the landscape and walkways.

Ice removal can be a herculean task. Familiarizing yourself with the different ice removal methods and using them responsibly will certainly be beneficial in the long run. Consider the options above and choose those that will work best for your home or business.

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