The winter months in the Northeast can be brutal. Snow. Ice. Cold weather. It can be harsh. That is why it is important to have quality ice melting products at your home or business, because safety should be paramount. With the tough weather conditions, hazardous walkways, pathways, driveways and parking lots are a constant. Stay one step ahead of the next winter storm with quality snow melt and ice melt products from Edmer Sanitary Supply.
Edmer Sanitary Supply is a trusted name for many in the NYC area, which includes all five boroughs. But despite that fact, we are also a nationwide distributor for all that we stock. This means that our ice melt can be shipped to clients around the country.
How Ice Melt Works
In short, ice melting compounds lower the freezing point of water. They do this by attracting moisture to themselves to form a solution that generates heat, which subsequently melts the ice. When the temperature of the mixture is lowered, the quantity of ice melted by the compound will decrease. As the ice melts during all this, the compound solution concentration is reduced, which increases the freezing point of the water until you need more of the compound to spread on the ice and water.
The "eutectic" temperature is the lowest melting point of the water and ice-melt compound solution. At this temperature, the solutions of the ice-melt compound are not effective and all melting will stop. That is why it is important to understand the elements of the weather, as they are dependent on the temperature. The amount of ice melt compound used depends on the temperature. Be sure to note that when the melting action slows down, adding more of the compound will not speed up the process.
Call for more information
When used correctly, ice melt is a great tool that can keep ice from forming and reduces the risk of slips and falls. For more information about our products, please contact us today. The number to call is 516-794-2000. We will gladly answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding the purchase and use of ice melt.