Doraville, GA, February 2019 - With winter temperatures in East Hartford, CT, dipping into the teens and typical snowfall accumulation registering 45 inches a year, reducing winter-related slip-and-fall accidents is a serious concern at East Hartford Public Schools, where the average school grade ranges between 500 and 550 students. To meet the safety challenge, the school district recently had a HeatTrak Snow Melting Mat System installed on a walkway to one of its school buildings to keep it clear of snow and ice during harsh winter weather.
“We’ve always used salt and chemicals to keep the walkway free of ice and snow,” said Dan Ford, maintenance supervisor for the school district. “But heavy foot traffic was tracking residue into the building, making the entrance look unsightly, creating a safety hazard and damaging interior floors. We knew we needed an alternative solution and we found it with HeatTrak.”
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 and stand up to heavy foot traffic. They are making a significant difference in East Hartford by keeping the school walkway clear of snow and ice without compromising on cleanliness. The issue the district was having is common at schools and other facilities with heavy foot traffic. Our mats have become the ‘go-to’ solution to address this problem,” Williams said.
HeatTrak is the original inventor of portable snow melting mats. With more than 50,000 mats in use around North America, 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.
“Keeping students and staff safe is our number-one priority. With the HeatTrak system we’ve seen a decline in slip-and-fall accidents at the school building and, commensurately, a decrease in its liability risk,” Ford 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. More than 50,000 mats are in use throughout North America at facilities that include Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, and universities. Read more about HeatTrak and the company’s complete range of solutions at https://heattrak.com/