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The HeatTrak Homeowner Blog

Facilities Maintenance, Safety and Surviving the Snow

5 Simple Ways to Get Rid of Snow Without Shoveling

Let’s just cut to the chase: Shoveling snow sucks. It’s wet...it’s cold...it’s exhausting. Sure, it’s technically “good exercise,” but if we’re all being real here, the negatives definitely outweigh the positives when it comes to manually shoveling snow. Many Americans will resort to this method to remove snow from their...

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Is Rock Salt Causing Damage to your Roof?

When the winter months hit and the snow begins to fall, one of homeowners’ first concerns is often the accumulating snow on their rooftop. While it’s completely manageable with the right information and resources, snow and ice that piles up on what is literally “the roof over your head” is...

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Entrance Mats are Critical for Senior Safety in Winter

Each year, some 2.8 million seniors are treated in emergency rooms for injuries due to falling, a good percentage of which occur during the icy, slippery months of winter. If you have older folks in your life, you know how worried they can be about slip-and-fall accidents.  One of the...

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Snow and Ice Removal Strategies for 'Do-It-Yourself' Homeowners

It’s important to keep your driveway and the pavements around your home clear of snow and ice to reduce the risk of slip-and-fall accidents on your property. When winter storms threaten, DIY homeowners have three approaches to snow management from which to choose: chemical agents that clear these hazards away...

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Never Again Worry about Leaving Your Snow Melting Mats Outdoors all Winter

Is it wise to leave your HeatTrak snow melting mats running all winter? How long will it take before this kind of long-term use wears them out?We frequently hear from our customers that they want to understand more about how heated snow melting mats work and how they fare with...

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What Melts Snow Faster: Rock Salt or Heated Mats?

When you’re deciding the best way to manage months of snow-covered driveways, walkways, stairs and entryways in the most efficient and effective way, you’ll want to have all the facts. After all, this decision will dictate how you’ll spend a significant portion of your time during the winter months. When...

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