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Deicing vs Anti-Icing: What’s the Difference in Ice Melt Terms?

Melting snow can be a welcomed occurance in the heart of a Chicago winter. But if bitter cold hits again BAM, ice! And, we all know ice can be more dangerous than snow for driving and walking. That’s why it’s important to manage ice before, during and after the storm. Some Chicago Snow Removal companies talk about deicing, some talk …

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Chicago Snow Removal: Slip and Fall Lawsuit Liability

The Illinois Snow and Ice Removal Act provides limited protection from slip and fall liability for owners and managers of residential properties, but not commercial premises. This lack of protection creates an obligation on commercial property owners to spot and correct slip and fall hazards like snow and ice accumulations as quickly as possible. Failure to correct the problem can …

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Multiple Ice Melt Options Allow for Optimal Professional Snow and Ice Management

Even though the general public will often refer to ʺputting some salt downʺ for getting rid of ice, professionals actually make use of several chemical options for snow and ice management. This allows management to be tailored to meet specific concerns like safety to pets, avoiding plant damage, and unwanted spread of compounds. It also allows Chicago snow and ice …

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What is Zero Tolerance Ice Control Service, Anyway?

There are different degrees of snow and ice removal, particularly depending on the needs of your business. What you ultimately decide to do with your parking lot and sidewalks is up to you, but in order to make that decision, you need to know what you’re getting. Zero tolerance ice control service is one way to ensure that your business lot …

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Politics of Snow Removal: The Debate Over Salt and the Environment

Did you know that even SNOW REMOVAL is involved in politics these days? Sometimes it is surprising the topics that get caught up in political debates… and this time it isn’t even because of something Donald Trump said! Weather has become increasingly linked to politics with concerns about climate change and our impact on it around the world. One area …

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Best Practices for Safe Sidewalks and Ice Removal this Winter in Chicago

One of the most important things that Chicago businesses should keep in mind during the winter is ensuring that their customers and employees remain safe while walking down snow-covered sidewalks. However, with the great amount of snow that finds its way onto these sidewalks, developing practices for safe sidewalks and ice removal this winter is necessary. Here are a few …

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Is it Better to Anti-ice or De-ice for Chicago Snow Storms?

Most people think of airplanes when they hear “de-icing.” That’s not the whole story, though. De-icing airplane wings is one thing, de-icing walkways and roads is something else. Then there is anti-icing. What is the difference between De-icing and Anti-icing in ice management? De-icing is the application of ice-control materials to walkways and roads to melt existing snow and ice. …

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Which Works Best – Salt or Sand For Ice Removal?

When managing ice removal on Chicago area sidewalks and roads, people have bantered for years about the effectiveness and environmental effects of sand vs. salt. But it’s actually a version of the proverbial apples to oranges. In actuality, only one results in ice removal, the other makes winter ice more navigable. How Salt Works for Ice Management Technically speaking, salt …