Snow Removal

Evaluating Ice Melt Solutions: Calcium Chloride, Magnesium Chloride, and the HeatTrak PRO Snow Melting System

A person is standing on steps that are covered in calcium chloride and bits of ice

When winter arrives, businesses and property owners face the challenge of keeping their premises ice-free and safe. While products like calcium chloride and magnesium chloride ice melts are popular choices, HeatTrak PRO, designed specifically for commercial spaces, offers a unique approach to the issue. Let's evaluate each option to help you make an informed decision. 

Calcium Chloride Ice Melt 

  • Quick Action: Calcium chloride is known for its rapid melting capabilities due to its exothermic nature. 
  • Effective in Extreme Cold: Works well even in temperatures as low as -25°F. 

Magnesium Chloride Ice Melt 

  • Eco-Conscious: Favored for its minimal impact on the environment and being gentle to plant life. 
  • Safe for Surfaces and Pets: This ice melt doesn’t harm concrete surfaces and is pet-friendly. 

While both calcium chloride and magnesium chloride have their advantages, businesses might find them lacking in some areas: 

  1. Continuous Application: These products need reapplication after every snowfall or ice formation, increasing labor costs.
  2. Storage and Mess: Storing bags of ice melt takes up space, and the residue can be tracked indoors. 

HeatTrak PRO: A Contemporary Approach for Businesses 

  • Cost-Effective Over Time: With a one-time setup, HeatTrak PRO eliminates the recurring costs of buying bags of ice melt season after season. 
  • Low Maintenance: Once installed, the system requires minimal monitoring and maintenance, freeing up manpower. 
  • Durable and Reliable: Designed for heavy foot traffic, the HeatTrak system is built to last, providing businesses with a reliable solution for many winters. 
  • No Messy Residue: You no longer have to worry about salt residues making their way into your facility. 

Final Thoughts 

Calcium chloride and magnesium chloride ice melts are undeniably effective for immediate ice-melting needs. However, businesses looking for a more long-term, cost-effective, and reliable solution might find HeatTrak PRO to be their clear choice. It’s not about disregarding traditional methods, but rather recognizing the future of winter safety for businesses with HeatTrak PRO. 

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