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Storefront in Bronx, NY, Cuts Slip-and-Fall Rates, Liability Risk with Snow Melting Mats

Storefront in Bronx, NY, Cuts Slip-and-Fall Rates, Liability Risk with Snow Melting Mats

Storefront in Bronx, NY, Cuts Slip-and-Fall Rates, Liability Risk with Snow Melting MatsDoraville, GA, October 26, 2018—With winter temperatures in New York City dipping into the teens and snowfall accumulation averaging 26 inches a year, reducing winter-related slip-and-fall accidents is a serious concern for Edwin Ryan, owner of Beltone, a hearing-aid store and hearing care center in the Bronx. To meet the outdoor safety challenge, he recently installed a HeatTrak Snow Melting Mat System at his storefront entrance to keep the area clear of snow and ice.

“We’ve always used salt and chemicals to keep the entrance free of ice and snow.  But foot traffic was tracking residue inside, making the entryway look unsightly and damaging interior floors.  We knew we needed an alternative solution and we found it with HeatTrak,” Ryan 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. Our system is making a significant difference at Beltone by keeping the store entrance clear of snow and ice without compromising on cleanliness.  The issue Edwin Ryan was having is common at commercial workplaces 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 customers safe is a serious concern.  With the HeatTrak system there’s been a decline in slip-and-fall accidents and, commensurately, a decrease in our liability risk,” Ryan 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

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