As the weather is starting to cool down in Maryland, folks have to start thinking about routine winter maintenance needs. Colder weather can translate to ice, and homeowners, commercial property managers, and municipalities alike have to consider their road maintenance plans for the winter. Luckily for folks in Nottingham and beyond, Lehnhoff’s Supply carries a wide variety of ice melt products. However, there are some common mistakes that people make with de-icing products. Here are a few things to keep in mind when using ice melt in Nottingham.
Mistake #1: Using the Wrong Kind of Ice Melt
Not all ice melt products are created equal. There are many different active ingredients in de-icers that excel in different situations. Urea, sodium chloride, calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, and potassium chloride are all used in varying amounts in different brands of ice melt. At Lehnhoff’s Supply, we carry a vast range of products to suit your property’s needs. Contact the experts at Lehnhoff’s Supply to learn more about which ice melt product is right for you.
Mistake #2: Using Too Much or Too Little
No roads are safe from ice in Nottingham, and not using ice melt is not an option if you want your roads to be safe to drive and walk on this winter. While you should definitely apply ice melt to your roads, sidewalks, and driveways, you should avoid using too much. Excessive amounts of ice melt often do not improve the performance of the product. You should always use de-icing products as directed.
Mistake #3: Applying it Incorrectly
When applying ice melt, it is essential that you follow the manufacturer’s directions. Some de-icing products include information on when to apply them, what protective equipment is necessary, and whether or not there are environmental concerns for its usage. Because some of the compounds in ice melt can be hazardous, it is crucial that you read the directions in their entirety. Not only can incorrectly-applied ice melt be ineffective, but it can also be dangerous.
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your landscape or garden for summer and fall, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you. Find us at 2708 Belair Road, Fallston, MD 21047 and give us a call at 410-510-7646. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
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