Ice Melt Supplier: Wholesale Ice Melt Products – Washington DC

dog at white house - Washington DC snow - Ice Melt Supplier needed

In the Washington, DC and surrounding areas, there is one go-to place for wholesale ice melt products – Snow & Ice Salt & Chemicals, Unlimited. We are an ice melt supplier that offers three locations, nearly 30 years experience, plus the ability to ship anywhere in the United States. We carry in-stock all of the equipment, salt and ice melt chemicals to handle any storm! Here are a few other factors that makes us different from local competitors… Read More

Magnesium Chloride Flakes: The Safer Ice Melt Choice for Deicing

Magnesium Chloride Flakes: Mag Flakes: MGCL PRO-F by Hot Salt

All ice melt products work in the same way – they lower the freezing point of water. However, you have several options when choosing a deicing material. One of them, magnesium chloride flakes addresses the major disadvantages of common ice melt products like rock salt and calcium chloride. So let’s take a closer look at Mag Flakes, the safer ice melt choice for deicing in our region of Washington DC and Maryland. Read More

10 Reasons to Use Calcium Chloride for Deicing in Mid-Atlantic

Peladow Calcium Chloride from Snow & Ice Salt & Chemicals Unlimited LLC

As you kick around which ice melt chemicals you should stock up on for next winter, take a close look at an ideal solution for tough winters like in our region of the Mid-Atlantic – Calcium Chloride. Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) is a type of deicing salt available in flake, pellet, and other forms. It can prevent freezing at temperatures as low as -25°F (-32°C), by depressing the freezing point of water – so it’s ideal for Washington DC and Maryland where we are located. Read More

How To Avoid A Rock Salt Shortage This Winter

Rock Salt Storage

Living in a cold climate like we have in Maryland and Washington DC means that we regularly require the use of rock salt for snow and ice removal. Rock salt is usually considered the cheapest and toughest ice melt on the market, so it’s popular and prone to shortages – or high pricing at peak times. Here are some tips for how to avoid a rock salt shortage or high demand pricing this winter. Read More

Snow Plow Extinguishes Car Fire & Funny Videos with Snow

car fire extinguished by snow plow

Spring has sprung. Time to put the ice melt and snow plows in storage for another season. No more heavy Mid-Atlantic snowfalls… But we’re still always on the lookout for interesting or funny videos with snow. Check out these gems, including watching a snow as it extinguishes a car fire… And as they say in the movies, no one was injured in the making of these videos. Read More

Warm Weather Coming to Baltimore-D.C. But Don’t Pack Up Snow Tools Yet!

sidewalk snow brush

We’re on the verge of finally getting much warmer temperatures next week in the Baltimore-D.C. area, but don’t put your snow removal tools away quite yet because despite what you might think, or hope, winter isn’t necessarily over. Sure, it may officially be spring now, but snow is not uncommon in April in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area, and you don’t even have to go that far back to find some examples. Read More

Complete Guide to Ice Melt Environmental Impact & Effectiveness

Concrete Road Damaged from Ice Melt, cracked

Ice Melt environmental impact is important when making choosing which deicer chemicals to use. It is not enough to solely balance cost and effectiveness. One must consider the corrosiveness to vehicles, damage to infrastructure, and the effect on the natural environment including vegetation, soil, animals, people, and water systems. Read More

Ice Melt Comparisons: Choosing the Right Deicer for the Job

various ice melt chemicals

When looking to control ice and snow buildup, taking time for detailed ice melt comparisons are important. It’s vital for snow removal professionals to understand the characteristics of different types of ice melt products. Choosing the right deicer makes a big difference for efficiently reducing the amount of snow and ice on sidewalks, parking lots, driveways, and roads – thereby keeping your clients happy and safe from injuries and lawsuits. Rock salt is common, well-known, economical, and effective. However, choosing the right deicer for the job takes more detailed consideration. Read More