Now that the weather has warmed up sufficiently for spring, many Marylanders are wondering what to do with their leftover ice melt. Storing deicers may seem like a slam dunk — just throw it into your garage or shed, right? Well, there is a bit more to it. If stored improperly, ice melt can draw moisture from the air, making it unusable or ineffective come winter. Follow these tips for successfully storing ice melt in Cockeysville, and be sure to contact Lehnhoff’s Supply for ice melt delivery!
Sealed Ice Melt Stores Best
If you have unopened bags of salt sitting in your garage, you are in luck! Sealed bags are ideal for storage during the offseason. The key to proper storage is keeping moisture and air away from your deicers, and bags that have stayed sealed from the manufacturer are likely excellent for this task. In addition, consider storing your bags in a dark location. UV rays can degrade some plastics, creating holes through which moisture can enter.
Storing Open Bags of Ice Melt
Open bags of your deicers can still be saved, though you must take extra care to keep the material dry and protected. Transfer your salt into an airtight container before storing it. Large plastic totes with rubber seals work well, but any large and airtight container will do. As with sealed bags, store your containers in a dry location for the offseason.
Store Your Ice Melt in a Dry, Protected Location
When storing ice melt on your Cockeysville property, be sure to store it indoors. Rain will ruin your product, but air and light can also do harm. Pack your bags of salt away in a storage shed or garage to limit their exposure to the elements. By following these tips, you can ensure that your deicer can still do its job when the freezing temperatures return. If you are in need of deicers or any other landscaping supplies, contact the team at Lehnhoff’s Supply!
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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