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    4 Ways to Prepare Your Commercial Snow Removal for A Salt Shortage

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Nov 17, 2015 4:30:00 AM

    When facilities under-prepared for a wintertime rock salt shortage are suddenly faced with an unusually snowy and long-lasting winter, the results can be disastrous. Building access, ADA compliance, parking lot and walkway safety levels, and more can suffer greatly as over-tasked crews attempt to tackle commercial snow removal with insufficient supplies.

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    Topics: Snow Removal, Property Maintenance, Commercial Property Management, Facility Management, Winter, Facilities Maintenance, Salt, Ice

    How the Road Salt Shortage Has Changed the Face of Snow Removal

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Oct 15, 2015 4:30:00 AM

    Road salt has been an essential component to snow removal for the past 50 years. It works by lowering the freezing point of water so that ice can be more easily scraped off surfaces. Traditionally, salt has been an inexpensive and effective method for clearing large surfaces, including the nation’s highways. A Marquette University study revealed that road salt reduced collisions by 88% and injuries by 85%. Nowadays, 17 million tons of salt is applied to roadways each year.

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    Topics: Snow Removal, Property Maintenance, Facility Management, Winter, Facilities Maintenance, Salt