Doraville, GA, September 2018—With winter temperatures in New York City dipping into the teens and low 20s and snowfall rates averaging two to three feet a year, reducing winter-related slip-and-fall accidents is a serious concern at Citi Field, the stadium that is home to the NY Mets. To meet the challenge of outdoor safety during winter events, the facility maintenance team there recently installed a HeatTrak Snow Melting Mat to reduce snow and ice buildup on one of the stadium’s walkways.
“Typically, we use the traditional methods of salt and chemicals to keep areas free of ice and snow,” said Operations Director Peter Cassano. “But heavy foot traffic was tracking residue onto cement flooring, doing damage to it and creating 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 Citi Field by keeping the walkway 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 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 people safe is our number-one priority. With the HeatTrak system we’ve seen a decline in slip-and-fall accidents and, commensurately, a decrease in our liability risk,” Cassano 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/