We all live in a busy world in comparison to our ancestors and have a little time to invest in clearing the fairness creams of Mother Nature or otherwise most commonly called snow ice formations. Although it might appear seemingly innocent in secret they are monsters, as it is quite known that any injury caused due to slipping or falling on an icy pavement could be fatal. Ice formation prevention service consists of professional snow and ice management service.
How do they do it?
Ice management service professionals consider a variety of factors in determining what method should be used to remove the ice formation. These include
- Need to protect the landscape
- How fast the ice should be removed
- Extend of ice clearance required
- Amount of budget available
Use of chemicals
The most commonly sought methods are with the use of chemicals such as Calcium chloride, sodium acetate, and magnesium chloride. Commonly used repellents against snow formations are calcium chloride and sodium acetate. Even after the initial treatment, their effect is known to last for a quite number of days. The main advantage of sodium chloride when compared with a variety of chemicals available is it puts a minimal stress on the environment. However, it should be known that calcium chloride has a high tendency to cause corrosion. The chemical is usually sprayed on the area required for clearance.
The biggest advantage of this method is that there is no need to use any harmful chemical which totally minimizes the environmental footprint. Unlike chemicals, steam does not leave a residue and it flows away as clean and clear water. Here the labour cost is very minimal and efficient steam generators minimizes the fuel consumption to ensure a cost-effective way. Using a jet of steam, the steaming machine can remove most of the ice formations in a matter of minutes. The steamer is specifically designed super-heated steam in a controlled low pressure to cause rapid melting of the ice. The use of a steamer is the best possible way to remove ice formations from roofs and gutters. The steamer is specifically designed to convert cold water to superheated steam within a matter of minutes to gently melt away the ice formations within a matter of minutes
Depending upon on the area of ice coverage a variety of steaming methods is used. They are
Steaming sheets with pipes, here perforated tubes are laid on the ground with the aid of metal sheets and steam is passed on to it
Steaming hood, this method is similar to that of steaming sheets but use a different design
Steaming with a lance, steam is applied to the icy affected area with the help of a lance
Steaming pipes for clearing snow from roofs
Use of organic compounds
Organic compounds have been recently developed considering the effect of a harmful chemical on the land to minimize environmental stress. Natural by-products of common agricultural operations, such as sugar beet or ethanol are mixed with a minimum amount of salt and spread on the icy affected area.