Although temperatures are still holding steady, winter’s harsh weather will be here before you know it. Home and business owners in Maryland must take preventative measures to prepare for the snow, sleet, and ice that the changing seasons will bring, and ice melt is a critical part of any snow removal plan. Ice melt products run the gamut from rock salt and similar chloride salts to urea, sodium acetate, and beet juice. While these products take many forms and have unique strengths and weaknesses, they all have two things in common: they’re crucial for minimizing ice buildup and they’re good to have on hand. Stock up on ice melt from Lehnhoff’s Supply ahead of the winter season to avoid the peak-season pricing and potential shortages that have been known to occur in the region.
Winter Weather is Just Around the Corner. Be Prepared!
Many of us are enjoying the mild, slightly chilly weather that is common in Maryland around this time of year. Still, the cold winds and freezing temperatures of winter will be here in a flash. Being proactive is essential for home and business owners in the region, especially when it comes to winter weather. Keep ice melt and any necessary supplies on hand to make sure you have everything you need when the weather turns sour. Know which parts of your property should be deiced, and develop a plan regarding which ice melt products and methods you will use.
Using Ice Melt Correctly is Crucial
Ice melt products can be composed of any number of chemicals (both manufactured and naturally occurring), and the mechanism by which they prevent ice formation may be better suited to particular applications and outdoor temperatures. Determine which types of products are best for your property ahead of time. When selecting deicing products, you should consider the temperatures and conditions that are likely, as well as the impact deicers may have on nearby plants and pets. Use all products as directed for the best possible results.
Stock Up on Ice Melt to Avoid Peak Pricing
Stocking up on ice melt isn’t just about being prepared — prices can go up and availability can plummet as winter approaches. Getting the ice melt you need now can save you time, money, and stress in the long run. Storing deicers is easy; simply put them in a cool, dry place away from sunlight, animals, and children, then retrieve them when they’re needed.
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your landscape or garden for fall and winter, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you.
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