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Tips for Using our Ice Melt Products

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Tips for Using our Ice Melt Products

In terms of maintenance tasks, applying an ice melt product probably seems like a no-brainer: throw out some ice melt and the job is done. In reality, using the wrong amount of product, or applying it in the wrong way, can render your ice melt useless. What’s worse, it can also mean that you’re wasting your time and your product. Applying ice melt correctly, in the right amount, and on the right surfaces, ensures that your walkways are safe for travellers and that you don’t overspend on ice melt each year. How to Spread Ice Melt The easiest way to...

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How to Maintain Your Boiler System

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How to Maintain Your Boiler System

    Anytime you have a system that relies on water to operate, you are going to encounter sludge build-up over time, and boiler systems are certainly no exception. Each year, roughly 20 percent of boiler issues that require a service call are the result of sludge build up. So what is boiler sludge made up of, and how can you prevent it from damaging your system?What is Boiler Sludge?All water contains deposits, from minerals like calcium and lime, to oil and other contaminants. Over time, these deposits bond together with corrosion matter from pipes and solder joints and build...

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Negative Effects of Using the Wrong Ice Melt

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Negative Effects of Using the Wrong Ice Melt

When it comes time to worry about snow and ice building up on your drive and walkways, many people reach for sodium chloride, also known as rock salt, to melt ice as needed. Melting ice means ensuring that your walkways are safe for both you and your family during the cold winter months — but have you ever wondered how safe rock salt is to use?Dangerous to Animals and the EnvironmentWhen rock salt dissolves, it breaks down into its two main components: sodium and chloride. When dissolved, sodium does not travel far within the environment, but it can still cause...

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Which Ice Melt is Right for You?

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Which Ice Melt is Right for You?

  While you may still be enjoying the mild, sunny days of autumn, snowy winter weather is just around the corner. With winter comes ice, which can create dangerous conditions on any concrete surfaces, including your walking paths and driveway. That is why many people chose to use sodium chloride, commonly called rock salt, to melt ice around their home and keep walkways safe. Many people don’t realize, however, that sodium chloride can cause damage to your concrete, and can even pose a threat to your pets.What Makes Sodium Chloride a Bad Choice?Ice melting products are an important and easy...

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Dust Control Products: Which One is Right for You?

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Dust Control Products: Which One is Right for You?

It is a well-known fact that a lot of dust kicked up by road traffic and construction machinery each and every day, and that this dust can pose both a safety and a health hazard to those who are exposed to it. Dust control is an important consideration for business owners, landowners, and construction site managers, as dusty conditions decrease visibility, cause damage to property, and can pose health risks to both people and livestock. Gone are the days when spraying plain water on unpaved areas was adequate enough to make both the public and city officials happy. Now, newer...

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