Doraville, GA, January, 2018—LondonHouse Chicago, one of the Windy City’s newest luxury hotels, needed to keep a terrace-level lounge and bar area clear of snow and ice, but with Chicago winters cold and snowy and temperatures dipping below freezing, the challenge was proving formidable.
“We wanted to operate this area of the hotel year-round, but there were times when we had to close it due to snow and ice buildup,” said Mike Dukelow, chief engineer at LondonHouse. “To ensure that it would remain open at all times during the winter season, we installed a HeatTrak industrial snow-melting mat system and it’s working beautifully.”
HeatTrak’s snow melting mat systems are designed to prevent snow and ice accumulation at industrial facilities and commercial environments, according to senior HeatTrak product specialist Ryan Williams. He explained that HeatTrak mats prevent new snow from accumulating by melting it on contact at a rate of two inches per hour.
“Our snow melting mats are durable, economical, and stand up to heavy foot traffic. They have made a significant difference at LondonHouse by keeping their lounge and bar area clear of snow and ice without compromising on cleanliness. The issue they had is a common one at facilities with heavy foot traffic. Our mats have become the ‘go-to’ solution to address this problem,” Williams said.
HeatTrak is the developer and primary manufacturer of outdoor heated matting products. Founded in 2004, the company’s products are an efficient, convenient, and economical way to eliminate snow and ice accumulation around the workplace. With more than 50,000 mats in use around North America at facilities that include Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, and universities, the company has become the industry expert in snow removal matting products. Its electrically heated snow melting mats plug into any standard 120V, 208V or 240V electrical outlet, melting snow and ice on contact. HeatTrak products help facility managers reduce slip-and-fall rates, thereby reducing their liability exposure and helping to lower their insurance premiums. Read more about HeatTrak and the company’s complete range of solutions at https://heattrak.com/collections/industrial-mats.