Snow Melting Mats Provide a Creative Solution to Snow and Ice Buildup at First Baptist Church in Juneau, Alaska
Doraville, GA, January 2019 - With winter temperatures in Juneau, Alaska, averaging in the low 20s and snowfall accumulation registering at about 78 inches a year, reducing winter-related slip-and-fall accidents is a serious concern at the First Baptist Church of Juneau, Alaska. To meet the challenge, Ocie Adams, the facility maintenance manager there, recently installed a HeatTrak Snow Melting Mat System on an entrance ramp to the church building to keep it clear of snow and ice during the harsh Alaska winters.
“We’ve always used salt and chemicals to keep the ramp entryway free of ice and snow. 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,” Adams said.
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 the First Baptist Church by keeping the ramp and entryway clear of snow and ice without compromising on cleanliness. The issue the church 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 our parishioners and visitors 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,” Adams 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/