Xtreme Ice Control

Pretreatment: Another Way Xtreme Snow Pros Keeps Your Property Safe

Most business owners today are unaware that snow and ice pretreatment is possible without laying pounds and pounds of salt on the ground. By pretreating properties, we are able to get out in front of the storm, keeping your property safer and your management costs lower.

What is pretreatment?

Pretreatment quite simply means proactively approaching snow and ice management today. By applying our pretreated liquid down before winter weather has a chance to settle, we prevent the bond of snow and ice to the pavement when applied before the storm.

It’s more than simply salting beforehand – like many companies will do. Different weather conditions call for different kinds of pretreatment. It’s not a one-size-fits-all solution.

For example, salt-based applications are the most effective on freezing rain and sleet. The salt chemical properties react with the water to cause it to melt. Our salt brine ‘Combat-Ice Enviro” solution is one that is catered for the environment without the harmful salty side effects. However, if two feet of snow is expected at your property tomorrow, laying down our melting liquid will give our crew a 1 to 2-inch head-start on keeping the snow from locking to your pavement.

Why pretreat?

If you don’t pretreat your commercial property, it could take up to 4x the material to combat against the already fallen weather. The longer it takes us to treat your property, the more hazardous conditions become, and the higher your management bill. Plus, the hazardous conditions are conducive to personal injury problems, leaving you with a never-ending legal nightmare.

Pretreatment is just another way we’re here to keep you and your clients safe this winter. Consider pretreatment for sparing your bank account, the surrounding environment, and your patrons every day this year.

Xtreme Snow Pros Continues to Reduce Environmental Salt Usage

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.