Doraville, GA, January 2019 - With winter temperatures on Massachusetts’ Cape Cod peninsula plunging into the low 20s and snowfall rates averaging 33 inches a year, reducing winter-related slip-and-fall accidents is a serious concern at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa in the village of Hyannis. To meet the challenge, the facilities maintenance team there recently had a HeatTrak Snow Melting Mat System installed to reduce snow and ice buildup at the building exit and pathway leading to the outdoor pool.
“The walkway leading from the exit to the outdoor pool was hard to keep clear of snow and ice,” said Chuck Donnely, part of the team. “Typically we use salt or chemicals, but foot traffic was bringing residue into the pool area making it look unsightly, damaging cement surfaces 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 the Cape Codder Resort & Spa by keeping the exit and pathway to the pool clear of snow and ice without compromising on cleanliness. The issue the maintenance team there 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 guests 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,” Donnely 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/