Park City Landscaping specializes in ice melt options for your home and business. Salt has been the go-to for ice melt for decades, but did you know that it has adverse effects on people and the environment? Salt for ice melt has many dangers that may affect you personally. Luckily, Park City Landscaping provides a safe alternative for all your ice melt needs as part of our winter maintenance programs. Our team uses safe chemicals to ensure you get the best ice melt services while keeping you and your family safe from the hazards of rock salt. We use different chemicals depending on client preferences, including:
- Calcium magnesium acetate
- Magnesium chloride hexahydrate
- Calcium chloride
- Sodium chloride
- Potassium chloride
- Magnesium chloride
- Corn steep liquor
The above chemicals can be used alone and mixed for different types of situations. Below we will discuss the dangers of salt used for ice melt.
Why Choosing Chemicals for Ice Melt is the Best Option
Not many people are aware of the repercussions of using salt to melt ice but chemicals can be an effective alternative. Salt has harmful effects that can cause illnesses as well as damages to vehicles, homes, plants, and landscapes.
Dangers to Humans
Rock salt can cause severe burns if it comes into contact with bare skin. It can also cause respiratory problems if inhaled. Rock salt is especially dangerous for children and pets, as they are more curious and may not realize they are touching rock salt. Park City Landscaping provides safe chemical alternatives for all your ice melt needs.
Damages to Vehicles and Homes
Salt can leave residue on the roads, walkways and even on your shoes. The type of salt used for ice melt can cause significant damages to your vehicles, including corrosion and paint removal. If tracked into your home, salt can harm your flooring, causing structural damages.
Harmful to Pets
When pets walk on salt treated areas, the residue can attach to their paw pads causing burns and irritation. Pets will also ingest the salt, which can cause bacterial infections, inflammation, and internal burns.
Landscape and Plant Damages
Salt can scorch your landscapes and other vegetation. The salt may also enter your water source. To prevent damages to your landscapes, Park City Landscaping has chemicals that are not only harmless to you but also the environment.
If you are looking for a safe and affordable alternative to salt for ice melt, contact Park City Landscaping. Our certified landscapers have the knowledge and skill to provide you with the right chemical mix for your individual ice melt needs.