Salt is one of the most unfortunate side effects of winter weather monitoring and management. Today, it’s a necessary evil for melting snow and ice off of roads and sidewalks so people aren’t injured. In the process, salt damages roads, cars, and the surrounding environment, making it a dangerous chemical compound that can erode vegetation and harm animals.
Xtreme Snow Pros, through cutting edge technology and real-time location monitoring, is committed to reducing salt usage when it’s unnecessary today. Unlike plowing companies that just hit the road, spraying salt in every direction, Xtreme Snow Pros is on a mission to show all winter weather companies it’s possible to use salt sparingly while also keeping customers safe and happy.
In order to ensure only the right amount of salt is being used, Xtreme Snow Pros has the technological infrastructure to monitor, in real-time, pavement temperatures, as well as salt administration, right from their operation center. By knowing the pavement temperatures, they are able to assess if laying salt is absolutely necessary. Additionally, their real-time web cams let them see how their staff is tracking and laying salt at participating client locations. If they feel too much is being used, they can communicate with staff immediately about curbing its application.
Additionally, for taking preemptive measures before salt comes into question, Xtreme pre-treats properties with the use of their proprietary CombatIce Enviro Liquid product, purchased from their sister company: Xtreme Ice Control. This liquid is specially designed to be kind to the surrounding environment and pull back on burning grasses and animal’s feet. It’s an ecologically sound alternative to throwing piles of salt down anytime dangerous weather is en route.
Lastly, to ensure they are doing everything they can to minimize salt usage, Xtreme Snow Pros uses LiveEdge Technology. This technology enables them to monitor all weather conditions in real-time. Since meteorologists don’t always get the forecast right, by watching the weather in real time through their LiveEdge Technology, they are able to assess how much salt is required.
It is estimated that more than 22 million tons of salt are scattered on the roads in the United States annually. That amounts to 137 pounds of salt per every American – every single winter. More companies need to make a commitment to being frugal with their salt usage. The degrading effects on the environment and wildlife will be irreversible at some point, not to mention the wear-and-tear it causes vehicles on the road. By committing to lower salt usage, Xtreme Snow Pros is doing something for our wallets, the environment, and the animals that make up our ecosystems.