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Snow Melting Mats a Creative Solution to Snow and Ice Buildup at Boston Public Library

Snow Melting Mats a Creative Solution to Snow and Ice Buildup  at Boston Public Library

Snow Melting Mats a Creative Solution to Snow and Ice Buildup  at Boston Public LibraryDoraville, GA, November 2018—With winter temperatures in eastern Massachusetts dipping into the single digits and snowfall rates averaging 44 inches a year, reducing winter-related slip-and-fall accidents is a serious concern at Boston Public Library. To meet the challenge of outdoor safety, the library’s facility management team recently installed a HeatTrak Snow Melting Mat System to keep walkways clear of snow and ice during the harsh winter months.

“In the past, we used salt and chemicals to keep the walkways clear,” said David Kelly, who oversees maintenance services at the library. “But heavy foot traffic was tracking in residue and creating unsightly conditions, damaging cement surfaces and interior floors, and causing a safety hazard. 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 at Boston Public Library by keeping the walkways clear of snow and ice without compromising on cleanliness. The issue the maintenance team had is common 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

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