Safe Ice Melt for the Environment? A Deicer Comparison

Girl Dog in Snow

A major concern among both environmentalists and snow plow companies is the impact that snow removal and ice melt chemicals have, especially on soil and ground water. Is there a safe ice melt for the environment? While research has shown that no method is completely without impact, there are different ice melt products to consider and application steps that can be taken by snow removal companies to minimize impact. There can be a balance between road safety and environmental impact. Here we will present a deicer comparison for you to consider your options. Read More

Ice Melt Distributor – What Makes A Difference?

Red Snow Plow

The winter months are upon us and it’s the time of the year that many snow removal companies are looking for ice melt and snow removal products. As a leading ice melt distributor of deicer and snow removal tools in Washington DC, Baltimore, Maryland as a whole, Delaware, Virginia, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, we guarantee to help you before, during, and after a winter storm so you are fully stocked. But you may be wondering what to look for in an ice melt distributor and what makes Snow & Ice Salt & Chemicals Unlimited different from the competitors… Read More

Rock Salt Shortage 2015: Where to Get Road Salt

Rock Salt Mining

It has been quite widely reported that towns and cities are worried about this year’s rock salt shortage, having experienced shortages of road salt and other deicer products in recent years — as well as the high prices that come with such low inventory. While some towns have already instructed their contractors to ensure their stock is adequate for a full season of snow, many towns and commercial snow removal companies are wondering if they have already made a mistake by not stocking up early. Read More

What Make DowFlake Xtra Calcium Chloride Flakes Ice Melt Different?

Dowflake Xtra Calcium Chloride Flakes from Snow & Ice Sale & Chemicals Unlimited, LLC

If you are looking for a deicer that stays where you spread it and has powerful ice melting action,  you might want to consider DowFlake Xtra Calcium Chloride Flakes Ice Melt. The deicer’s large, flat flake surface helps ensure that the ice melt remains on the surface it was spread across. The flake’s large size also helps it adhere on slopped surfaces and not blow away during a winter windstorm. Many other deicers are shaped like pellets, so they quickly roll away in hilly areas and whenever the wind starts to whip. You can apply DowFlake Xtra Ice Melt on everything from roadways to business entryways. Despite DowFlake Xtra Ice Melt’s unique shape, the deicer easily passes through ice melt spreaders and equipment to evenly spread across any surface. Read More

Flakes, Pellets & Pastilles, Oh My! Help from an Ice Melt Supplier

Salt Truck Spreading Ice Melt

Professional snow removal companies across the United States and near us in Baltimore & Washington DC commonly turn to magnesium chloride to rapidly deice roadways and parking lots during extreme winter weather. The environmentally friendly deicer is effective even when the temperature plummets to -13 degrees Fahrenheit, according to Consumer Reports. But which shape is best and why – magnesium chloride pelletsmagnesium chloride flakesRead More

No Ice Melt? THIS is what happens! Slippery Grips & Scary Clips

Icy Road Car Pile Up

With the advent of winter it seems there’s a never-ending supply of new videos of the effects of snow and ice on people and their vehicles when no ice melt is used. And we’re here to share them with you as a warning and sometimes comic relieft. If you are a snow removal contractor, you know that when snow, ice, and vehicles come together, some crazy things can happen… Read More

Benefits of Safe ‘n Sure Ice Melt vs. Rock Salt

Safe 'n Sure Ice Melt Blend from from Snow & Ice Salt & Chemicals Unlimited, LLC

With winter’s beauty also comes the inevitable ice and snow buildup that makes walkways treacherous to navigate. For years, homeowners and business owners have turned to rock salt to melt the ice and snow, but rock salt can have some adverse effects if too much is used such as damaging pavers, concrete, asphalt, wood decks and flooring after prolonged exposure. If not carefully controlled, rock salt’s residue can kill or severely damage landscaping and plants as well. With so many potential negatives, many snow removal companies are turning to safer more effective blended deicer solutions such as Safe ‘n Sure Ice Melt so let’s take a look at the differences. Read More

What is Hot Melt Ice Melt? A Premium Deicer Blend to Consider!

Hot Melt Deicer - Sodium Chloride and Magnesium Chloride from Snow & Ice Salt & Chemicals Unlimited, LLC

As winter swiftly approaches most people dream of a white Christmas. Unfortunately, with a white Christmas comes blocked walkways, slippery parking lots and sloppy streets. If you run a snow removal company, you need to know which ice melt products will be most cost effective and efficient at clearing your clients’ properties. One ice melt blend product we like that you may not have considered is Hot Melt. Hot Melt is a premium deicer blend made from sodium chloride and magnesium chloride that works at low temperatures and gets the job done – especially on sidewalks! Read More