A new service offered by 1st Class Lawn Care is the use of Calcium Chloride (LIQUIDOW) for Anti Icing and De Icing applications in the winter months in the Des Moines area. We have added this service to our list of snow removal services offered to our growing clientele.
While there are a few different products companies use for anti and de icing, liquid calcium chloride (LIQUIDOW) is in our opinion the best on the market. Many companies and snow removal companies use a salt brine. While this product works, it can stop working when it gets around 10 degrees or colder. Calcium chloride works past down past −10 degrees and still continues to melt snow and ice. LIQUIDOW continues to work in cold weather and requires less product to see results compared to liquid salt brine.
Situations where liquid calcium chloride can be used in the winter are :
(Anti Icing) Pre treatment of pavement, roads and sidewalks prior to a winter storm. Snow or freezing rain are both situations where pre treatment is very beneficial. When an application of pre treatment is applied it helps to keep the snow and ice from bonding to the surface of the pavement, roads or sidewalks. It then allows for a cleaner removal of the snow. It can also help start to melt the snow and ice as it falls and turn applied areas into a slushy solution in quick time.
De Icing) Post treatment of pavement, roads and sidewalks after you have either plowed, snow blowed or only had a dusting of snow. This will allow the liquid calcium chloride to melt and break down snow and ice that was left after snow removal services were preformed. Allows for a cleaner pavement and safer conditions for customers, homeowners or pedestrians.
1st Class Lawn Care performs anti and de icing applications to commercial business, homeowner associations, apartment complexes and residential (homeowners).
Added benefits to using liquid anti and de icier is less aggregate being tracked into buildings. In many situations it allows for quick results and helps to decrease risk of slips and falls on properties.