ComboTherm: The Perfect Ice Melt for Maryland & NE Extreme Cold

ComboTherm Ice Melt Blend from Snow & Ice Salt & Chemicals Unlimited

One of our all-around best performing ice melt products is our ComboTherm deicer. This premium ice melt blend is comprised of 70% calcium chloride – the most available in any ice melt chemical on the market. By heating ice and snow on contact, you will see faster results with this mix than a typical rock salt mixture. Read More

Snow Pusher: A Good Solution for Commerical Snow Plowers

snow cleared sidewalk, snow shovel, snow pusher

A snow shovel might be the most popular choice for creating a clear path on the sidewalk, but are they the best solution for commercial snow plowers in every scenario? Shovels might be relatively cheap and easy to find, but what you gain in finding them with ease, you lose on back pain and injuries. If you haven’t already, consider a snow pusher instead. Read More

Driveway Markers: Snow Plow Company Essential Tools

Driveway Markers Snow Stakes from Snow & Ice Salt & Chemicals Unlimited, LLC

If you own or work at a snow plow company, you’ve got the trucks and plows, snow blowers, salt spreaders and ice melt. Driveway markers might seem like a less essential tool, but the benefits are well worth the small price. Read More

Use Ice Melt & Deicer for Dust Control from a Mild Winter

mag flakes ice melt for dust control from Snow & Ice Salt & Chemicals Unlimited

It may not feel like it today, but so far, 2016 has been a fairly mild winter where we’re located in Maryland. That means you might think you don’t need deicer, or you don’t need as much as in typical winters. That might be true if all you use deicer and Magnesium Chloride flakes for is ice and snow removal. However, another powerful usage of ice melt is for dust control! If your snow removal customers are planning on creating new garden beds, putting in fences, or repaving a driveway this summer, you can also encourage them to use ice melt and deicer to for dust control from a mild winter. Read More

Funny Videos on Snow Removal & Snow Plow Power [must see]

Fleet of 22 Snowplows Clearing Roads in Toronto

Winter typically brings massive snow storms, and with these snow storms comes loads of snow removal and ice management. Now that winter 2016 has begun to kick in, snow plow operators around the country are taking it to the streets. Usually, there’s nothing much to see, but sometimes snow plows are a sight to behold. Here are some funny videos on snow removal that caught our attention. Read More

Surprise Hazard of a Mild Winter: Black Ice

car on black ice

Much to our dismay and to the chagrin of all our snow removal company clients, we’re having a more mild winter than usual all across the U.S. this year, especially where we’re located in Washington DC and Maryland – thanks to El Niño. That means where you normally might expect to see snow, this year we are seeing a lot of rain – which can become black ice. Temperatures will still dip below zero at night, so while you might not see large snow banks build up, it’s important not to forget how to deal with less visible winter hazards, like black ice. Read More

Sodium Acetate Biodegradable Ice Melt: Environmentally Safe Deicer

Airplane Ice Runway

If you are researching deicers that are environmentally safe, be sure Sodium Acetate biodegradable ice melt is on your list. It is a highly effective deicing product, that even meets FAA specifications for use at airports. It is an exothermic, solid deicer which comes in a white or gray spherical pellet. Sodium Acetate is safer for the environment than many other products because it is biodegradable and is not chloride based.  Read More

Necessary Snow Removal Tools

snow shovel

Being prepared for commercial snow removal is about more than just stocking deicer chemicals to melt the snow and break up the ice. All snow removal companies need to have a few necessary snow removal tools to successfully get the job done right. Here are a few essentials to make sure your crew has on hand… Read More

Stock Your Ice Melt! Don’t Let A Mild Winter Catch You Off Guard

icy branch ice storm

With the northern states experiencing a record-breaking mild winter this season, you may be surprised to hear that it’s just as important as ever to stock your ice melt and snow removal tools. Although there may not be as much snow to remind you to stock up on ice removal supplies so far in 2015, neglecting to plan ahead for winter ice removal can be disastrous if you aren’t ready for winter. Here’s why you’ll be glad that you were proactive about ice removal this winter: Read More